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Williamsburg

89 Montrose Avenue

Eight-Unit Residential Building Planned At 89 Montrose Avenue, Williamsburg

Isaac Maman, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit residential building at the vacant lot of 89 Montrose Avenue, in southeastern Williamsburg, within walking distance of stations on the J, M, G and L lines. The building will measure 6,600 square feet, with units averaging 825 square feet. Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record.


66 North 3rd Street

Seven-Unit Mixed-Use Building Coming To 66 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg

An anonymous LLC has filed applications for a six-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at the vacant lot at 66 North 3rd Street, two blocks from the East River in North Williamsburg. The building will measure 12,290 square feet, and will feature a retail portion taking up 2,860 square feet on the ground floor. Residential units will average a condo-sized 1,345 square feet, and SRA Architecture + Engineering is the applicant of record.


296 Wythe Avenue

Residential & Retail Building Planned At 296 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

Joseph Brunner and Abe Mandel are set to acquire the single-story warehouse buildings spanning 296-306 Wythe Avenue, in western Williamsburg, two blocks in from the East River, for roughly $27 million. The developers plan to build a residential development on the site, featuring retail space on the ground floor. When the sale closes, the transaction would be a price record in the neighborhood at nearly $700 per buildable square foot.




267 Ainslie Street

Six Units Replacing Two-Story Home At 267 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg

An LLC has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 267 Ainslie Street, in eastern Williamsburg, two blocks south of the L’s Graham Avenue stop. The structure will measure 5,000 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging roughly 835 square feet in size. An existing two-story, 1,650 square-foot townhouse must first be demolished, and Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record.


420 Kent Avenue

Spitzer Enterprises’ 24-Story Rental Towers Revealed At 420 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

In December 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for mid-rise residential towers at 420 Kent Avenue, in western Williamsburg on the East River, and now The New York Times has renderings of Spitzer Enterprises’ development. The ODA-designed project will include three 24-story towers totaling 856 rental units and a public park. Filings show the buildings will also have retail space, and low-rise warehouse buildings must first be demolished.


136 Ainslie Street

Five-Story, Three-Unit Building Planned At 136 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg

Dominick D’Erasmo, an executive at Pandora Inc., has filed applications for a five-story, three-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 136 Ainslie Street, in eastern Williamsburg. Residences will measure an average 1,170 square feet and will start on the second floor, with the fourth and fifth floors housing a single penthouse unit. Frederick Goldberg is the architect of record.


447 Meeker Avenue

13-Unit Rental Building Filed At 447 Meeker Avenue, Williamsburg

Joel Berkowitz’s Bluestone Capital has filed applications for a six-story, 13-unit residential building at 447 Meeker Avenue, under the BQE in northern Williamsburg. The building will span 8,260 square feet, which translates into rental-sized units averaging 635 square feet apiece. BMG Design Build is the applicant of record, and the existing three-story, three-unit townhouse must first be demolished.


22 Frost Street

10 Luxury Residential Units Planned At 22 Frost Street, Williamsburg

Jarrett Huddleston has revived applications, originally filed in 2013, for two buildings spanning the lots 22-24 Frost Street in Williamsburg. At No. 22, a five-story, eight-unit residential building is planned, which works out to each unit averaging a spacious 1,160 square feet. At No. 24, a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building is in store, which will include a small 425 square-foot retail portion. That building will total 5,045 square feet. Robert James is the architect of record, and demolition began last January to remove the existing single-story structure.