The glassy towers of North Williamsburg are slowly giving way to a more interesting wave of development on the south side of the neighborhood. Today, YIMBY has a look at a pair of connected mixed-use buildings at 69 Hope Street and 22-26 Marcy Avenue, right next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
The two neighboring projects will host eight duplex rental apartments – all of which will have private terraces – and quite a bit of commercial space.
69 Hope will fill a 25-foot-wide vacant lot between Havermeyer Street and Marcy Avenue, only a few short blocks from the Metropolitan Avenue-Lorimer Street stop on the L and G trains. The five-story building will hold two stories of glassed-in office space and two spacious duplexes.
Overall, the development will have 4,300 square feet of residential space stacked on top of 3,800 square feet of offices. Each three-bedroom duplex will measure 2,150 square feet.
Then 22, 24, and 26 Marcy will consist of three separate buildings with a similar layout. But they’ll share a facade, meaning that they’ll look like a single structure. Each one will rise four stories and include 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail. Two duplex apartments will occupy the top three floors of every building, for a total of six apartments along Marcy Avenue.
All the Marcy Avenue apartments will have four bedrooms, with an average unit size of 1,700 square feet.
Greenwich Village-based Studio Esnal is designing both developments. They’ll feature a unique, translucent facade material layered on top of a steel frame.
Thomas Finnican’s Patoma Partners, headquartered close by on North 7th Street, is developing the complex. Plans were filed last summer, but the Department of Buildings hasn’t approved any work yet.
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