A thrift store just moved into a warehouse at 387 Bushwick Avenue, across from Bushwick Houses in East Williamsburg, but it may not be there for long. The thrift store and two neighboring buildings will likely bite the dust for a seven-story apartment building.
The 70-foot-tall project would fill a big site at the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Varet Street, on the western edge of the North Brooklyn industrial zone. Two apartment buildings with stores on their ground floors would also meet the wrecking ball on Bushwick Avenue, and the development site includes two more corner lots that are already vacant.
The new building would host 60 apartments across 40,328 square feet of residential space. An 8,400-square-foot medical facility would fill the first floor, and each of the upper floors would have 11 units, except for the seventh, which would only have five. There would also be an 890-square-foot recreation room on the top floor, along with two more rec rooms in the cellar.
Josef Perlstein, doing business as an LLC based in South Williamsburg, is the developer. Charles Mallea’s M Architecture applied for the permits.
The development site spans 13,600 square feet and five tax lots. Most of it last changed hands for an undisclosed amount in 2001, and the corner lot sold for $24,950 in 2003.
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