Northern Greenpoint has construction on every corner, but the biggest new building headed to the formerly quaint waterfront neighborhood is a 39-story tower at 145-155 West Street, once home to the Huxley Envelope factory. Mack Real Estate and Palin Enterprises demolished the large single-story building in January, and now they’re driving piles for the planned 392-foot-tall high rise between Huron and India Streets on the East River. When YIMBY stopped by the site, we found this rendering tacked to the construction fence.
The development has been in the works since 2008, when Curbed first unearthed designs for the mixed-income project. The recession stalled construction for several years, but the developers resurrected their plans last summer, telling WSJ they wanted to offer “affordable luxury” for millennials.
The DOB issued new building permits in May, and they list the new address as 10 Huron Street. There will be 500 apartments divided across 463,000 square feet, yielding average units of 926 square feet. The first floor will host 3,800 square feet of medical offices and 8,600 square feet of retail.
Apartments will begin on the second floor, with 15 units, followed by 27 on the third floor, 32 units on the fourth and fifth floors, and eight to 14 units a piece on the remaining 34 stories. Twenty percent of the units—or 100 apartments—will rent at below-market rates.
Amenities will take up parts of the second and third floors, including shared terraces, a playroom, business center, residential storage and bike storage. The building will also have 257 parking spots distributed between the cellar and second floor, even though the Greenpoint Avenue G train stop is just three blocks away. Regular ferry service also runs to Manhattan, Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights from the India Street Pier next door.
Architect Ismael Leyva first filed plans in 2009, and the design hasn’t changed dramatically since YIMBY posted this rendering in January.