Zelig Weiss and Riverside Developers are already building the William Vale Hotel at 55 Wythe Avenue, and now they’ve filed new building applications for a 70-key hotel at 65 Eckford Street in Greenpoint.
Rising 5 stories between Driggs and Engert Avenues near McCarren Park, the hotel will house 20,229 square feet of commercial space. Our calculations put the average room at about 288 square feet.
The cellar will have six rooms, followed by 12 on the ground floor, 14 on the second through fourth floors, and 10 on the top floor. Planned amenities include a gym and lounge in the cellar, outdoor space on the first floor, and a terrace on the fifth floor.
Engineer David Salamon applied for the permit.
The 10,200-square-foot property is currently home to a two-story building, which looks like a garage with a second-story addition for apartments. It last changed hands for $1,625,000 in January 2012, or roughly $80 per buildable square foot. Demolition permits have not yet been filed for the existing building.
The project will rise next to the long-stalled skeleton at 55 Eckford Street, and within a few blocks of several new residential projects, like the six-story 137 Bayard Street and the unusual apartment conversions at 555 Graham Avenue and 533 Leonard Street.
Although New York’s hotel industry may be slowing down, there’s still plenty of demand for tourist lodging in Brooklyn, particularly Williamsburg. The neighborhood around McCarren Park already has two hotels, with two more underway on Wythe Avenue—the William Vale and the Williamburg Hotel.