Permits Filed: 19 Hausman Street, Greenpoint

19 Hausman Street in December 2014, photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark19 Hausman Street in December 2014, photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Eastern Greenpoint has long been grittier and more industrial than its western sibling, but that hasn’t stopped developers from venturing to the area around the elevated Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a five-story apartment building at 19 Hausman Street, half a block north of the elevated highway that runs along Meeker Avenue. The 15-unit development will hold 13,733 square feet of residential space, and average units will measure 915 square feet.

The first floor will only have a lobby, and each of the remaining stories will include three or four units. There will also be a 15-car parking lot, which suggests that these will be condos. Zoning only calls for seven or eight parking spots for a 15-unit building in this neighborhood.

Rockville Centre-based Hadas Hakmon is the developer, and Syed Rizvi’s Rike Tech Associates applied for the permits.

A two-family wood frame house occupies the site, and plans have not yet been filed to knock it down.

This site isn’t too far from the Kosciuszko Bridge, the unsightly, four-lane steel structure that ferries the BQE across Newtown Creek. After engineers deemed the 77-year-old bridge structurally unsound, the Department of Transportation decided to tear it down and build a replacement. We checked in on the progress last October, when the columns of the new, cable-stayed span were rising along Cherry Street in Greenpoint.

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