A seven-story residential building is coming to the heart of East Williamsburg, on Montrose Avenue between Humboldt Street and Avenue of Puerto Rico. New building applications were filed Tuesday for the project at 172 Montrose Avenue, a block and a half from the Montrose Avenue L stop.
The development would hold 75 apartments across 49,664 square feet of residential space, for rental-sized average apartments measuring 662 square feet. The first and seventh floors would have 10 units each, and there would be 11 units a piece on the intervening five stories.
Parking for 36 cars would fill the rear yard – less than the city typically requires in this neighborhood. The developer also plans to build a larger building than zoning allows here, which might mean that some units will be affordable. And unlike most of the blocks around it on Montrose Avenue, this block doesn’t have a commercial overlay. That means the developer can’t include ground floor retail.
The developer is Moses Silberstein, doing business under an LLC based in South Williamsburg, and he’s hired Rego Park-based architect Diego Aguilera to handle design.
The 17,000-square-foot property includes two squat brick warehouses, which don’t have demolition permits yet. The same owner, FGI Realty Corp., has held onto the site since 1974.