Much of North Brooklyn’s manufacturing zone has become prime real estate for hotel developers, but the blocks where eastern Greenpoint bleeds into Williamsburg have remained stubbornly industrial, filled with factories, building supply companies, and the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Now, we’ve spotted plans to build a commercial project that will fit in perfectly in a heavy industrial zone. New building applications were filed yesterday for a six-story car repair and auto wash at 305 Calyer Street, a couple blocks west of the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to Long Island City. The building would reach 72 feet into the air on a block-long lot bounded by Greenpoint Avenue, Jewel Street, Moultrie Street, and Calyer Street. The massive, city-owned wastewater treatment plant sits just across the street.
The ground floor would hold a car wash, truck wash, truck repair shop, and retail. The remaining five floors would be offices.
The developer is Samuel Yakobowicz of Greenpoint Industrial Services Corp., and engineer Joel Miele of Miele Associates applied for the permits.
This lot spans 52,000 square feet and a gas station occupies a small portion of it, along the Greenpoint Avenue side. Since the property is zoned for low-density industrial use (think low-slung factories and warehouses), this building will max out the square footage that can be built on this lot.
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