First Look: 77 Clay Street, Greenpoint

77 clay street greenpoint77 Clay Street, rendering by Diego Aguilera

Northern Greenpoint is developing faster than any neighborhood in Brooklyn, and the latest property to sprout a new building is 77 Clay Street between Manhattan Avenue and McGuiness Boulevard, where permits were filed last fall.

YIMBY now has a rendering of the four-story development, which will hold eight apartments divided across 6,732 square feet of space. That works out to an average unit size of 841 square feet, likely translating into rentals.

There will be two apartments per floor, beginning on the ground level. Each of the upper floors will have 200-square-foot mezzanines, meaning that six of the eight apartments will be not-quite-duplexes with private terraces. The mezzanines explain why the building will stand 70 feet tall, despite being filed as four stories.

Diego Aguilera will be responsible for the design, and South Williamsburg-based Levi Gross is the developer.

The new development will replace a three-story, three-unit apartment building with a rather sad concrete facade and a cornice, which will soon be demolished. The 2,500-square-foot plot last changed hands in February for $2,030,000, or $270 per buildable square foot.

Last year, we revealed 79 Clay Street, a slightly more interesting but similar-looking apartment project planned for the vacant lot next door. This block is one of a few at the neighborhood’s northern tip that were rezoned from manufacturing to mixed-use in 2005, as part of Bloomberg’s sweeping Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning plan.

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77 Clay Street in August 2014, image via Google Maps

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1 Comment on "First Look: 77 Clay Street, Greenpoint"

  1. Sean Robertson | May 7, 2015 at 11:10 am |

    They couldn’t do any better than that? Looks like a pretty blah flat uniform brick facade – from what I can make out of the drawing, there doesn’t appear to be any variation in the surface, except for what appears to be an inset on the first floor. Would like to see a full rendering of this, but near as I can tell 79 is actually a pretty nice looking building but this could almost just be another Fedders special. Fail.

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