New permits have been filed and approved for 73 Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg, which will be five stories tall and hold 36 units.
The neighborhood is not exactly prime real estate, but the continued influx of new development is improving conditions; major public housing projects exist in the vicinity, acting as a bulwark against full-on gentrification. Nevertheless, ‘East Williamsburg’ is slowly but steadily seeing improvements, and 73 Montrose Avenue is a step in the right direction; the lot’s former occupant was a liquor store.
73 Montrose will have 30,000 square feet of residential space – so units will average just over 800 square feet – and the building will also include a small community facility of 2,700 square feet.
The developer is listed as Joel Hirsch of Montrose Park LLC, and the architect is Ernest Keller. Given the project’s small scope, and the fact that permits are very fresh, completion is likely slated for the 2015 timeframe.
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