In late 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned seven-story, 164-unit mixed-use building at 149 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train. The project has now topped out and much of the curtain wall is also installed, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. The building will measure 220,996 square feet in total, 129,522 square feet of which will be residential space. That means rental units will average 790 square feet apiece. The ground floor will contain 14,588 square feet of retail space in total across three separate units. Completion is expected sometime later this year, with 20 percent of the units renting at below market-rates. Global Design Strategies is designing and L+M Development is the developer.
Property owner Michael Librizzio has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 156 Devoe Street, in central Williamsburg, located two blocks south of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The project will encompass 7,455 square feet and residential space will measure 5,224 square feet. That means units will average a rental-sized 653 square feet apiece, although the two fourth-floor units may be slightly larger since they feature penthouse space. Mortar ARCH + DEV is the architect of record. Demolition permits were recently filed to remove the existing three-story, three-unit townhouse.
Brooklyn-based Kazzak Realty has filed applications to build a four-story, seven-unit residential building on the vacant portion of 490 Humboldt Street, in northern Williamsburg, located seven blocks north of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The new 7,751 square-foot building would be built on an irregularly shaped lot adjacent to an existing three-story, three-unit mixed-use building. The new structure, which would have a rooftop terrace, would have 6,032 square feet of residential space, with average units of 862 square feet apiece. Part of the existing structure, specifically the single-story rear portion, will be demolished. Brooklyn-based Philip Toscano is the architect of record.
The glassy towers of North Williamsburg are slowly giving way to a more interesting wave of development on the south side of the neighborhood. Today, YIMBY has a look at a pair of connected mixed-use buildings at 69 Hope Street and 22-26 Marcy Avenue, right next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Since late 2014, Isreal Gold has filed applications to turn the four-story, four-unit townhouse at 801 Driggs Avenue, on the western end of Williamsburg, into a five-story, eight-unit building. The original structure was completed in 1910, and the latest plans would expand the structure horizontally in the back and vertically by one story. In the end, residential space will total 6,078 square feet, which means units will average 760 square feet, indicative of rentals. Brooklyn-based John Schimenti is the architect of record. The building is located four blocks from the Marcy Avenue stop on the J, M, and Z trains.
Property owner Anthony Curcio has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 226 Withers Street, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The project will have 4,977 square feet of residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 711 square feet apiece. There will be two apartments per floor, except the fourth floor will contain one unit with access to a rooftop terrace. Philip Toscano’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the applicant of record. An existing two-story brick building must first be demolished.