Last summer, Greenpointers said goodbye to a sludge tank at Eagle and West Streets, and now part of the affordable housing for Greenpoint Landing is rising in its place at 33 Eagle Street and 21 Commercial Street.
Foundation work has finally begun at 33 Eagle, which will top out at seven stories with 98 apartments. All told, the building will include 86,736 square feet of residential space and 1,514 square feet of ground floor commercial. The first floor will have eight units, topped by 15 units each on floors two through seven.
A block north at 21 Commercial Street, walls are going up for a six-story, 93-unit building. It’ll have 2,557 square feet of ground commercial space and 82,476 square feet of residential, for an average apartment of 886 square feet. There will be eight units on the first floor, followed by 17 units a piece on the second through sixth floors.
Handel Architects will design the two buildings, and they’ll both reach 70 feet into the air. Construction signage indicates that they’re both expected to wrap up construction by summer of 2016.
Greenpoint Landing Associates and L+M Development are developing the three affordable buildings within the 20-acre megaproject, which will eventually encompass 5,000 apartments (including 1,400 affordable ones), a K through 8 public school, and four acres of park land. In March, YIMBY revealed schematics for 37 and 41 Blue Slip, set to rise 30 and 39 stories respectively. Construction hasn’t yet begun on these two towers, and it’s not clear where they’ll be located within the larger Greenpoint Landing development.
Meanwhile, down the block at 77 Commercial Street, the DOB has approved demolition permits for an existing two-story warehouse, as well as new building permits for three structures designed by Cetra Ruddy. Filings call for roughly 722 apartments—28 percent of which will be affordable—spread across the three buildings, which will be 30, 40 and seven stories respectively.