YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new construction projects in the East Williamsburg-Bushwick industrial zone, and today we have renderings for a pretty unusual commercial development at 101 Bogart Street, right near the Morgan Avenue L train stop. The six-story building will hold a hotel and a house of worship.
The first floor will host the worship hall, as well as a conference room, lecture room, library, and offices. The remaining floors will have hotel rooms—10 rooms each on the second through fourth floors, and six rooms apiece on the fifth and sixth floors. And several hotel amenities will occupy the cellars, including a lounge, cafe, and bike parking.
The religious space will fill 6,700 square feet on the first floor, and the hotel portion will have 42 rooms divided across 14,819 square feet of commercial space, for an average room measuring 352 square feet.
The facade will be clad in an industrial combination of exposed steel, brick lattice work and glass panels. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows will let plenty of light into the hotel rooms, and some guests will have private balconies, too.
Here’s how J Frankl, the design architect, described the design on their website: “The brick lattice of the facade, whilst mimicking the materiality and tone of the neighborhood, introduces a level of delicate refinement, softening the harshness of the brick. The contrast of the exposed steel structure of the building further transforms these brick screens into soft curtains.”
Charles Mallea is the architect listed on the permits, and the developers are Sam and Jacob Polatsek of Sunshine Construction, based in Williamsburg. Plans were first filed in 2013, but the project stalled until this summer, when the Department of Buildings finally issued permits.
The 7,400-square-foot property stretches through the block from Boerum Street to Johnson Avenue, and it last changed hands in 1988.