The hulking remains of Greenpoint Terminal Market once dominated West Street in Greenpoint, after a mysterious 10-alarm fire destroyed much of the former industrial complex in 2006. But the low-slung factories are finally giving way to towers. One developer has filed new building applications for a 19-story residential development at 27 West Street, between Calyer and Quay Streets, a block south of the old Terminal Market.
The 190-foot-tall structure will fill just a fraction of a block-long lot right along the waterfront, not far from the border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Out of 280,000 square feet, slightly more than 270,000 square feet of the building will be devoted to apartments. There will be 234 apartments, yielding spacious average units of 1,153 square feet.
The ground floor will hold 5,800 square feet of commercial space and 3,800 square feet of community facilities, topped by 18 floors of apartments. The second through fourth floors will host 13 to 14 units each, followed by 24 or 25 units per floor on the fifth and sixth floors and eleven apartments each on the remaining stories.
A parking lot on the first floor will accommodate 120 cars—more than the 93 spaces required by zoning.
SLCE Architects applied for the permit, and Lipa Friedman of Halcyon Management is listed as the developer.
The property hasn’t changed hands since 2002, when the current owners acquired it for an undisclosed amount. It’s currently home to a 77,000-square-foot, two-story warehouse. Demolition applications have been filed to knock down the building, but the DOB hasn’t approved them yet.
This development will be relatively large compared to the few other projects on West Street, which are mostly small condo buildings like the Gibraltar. But will pale in comparison to the 39-story tower under construction a few blocks away at 145 West Street, where the Huxley Envelope Factory was demolished earlier this year.