After a decade of new towers sprouting along the North Williamsburg waterfront, new residential construction in the area has begun to slow down over the past year, as the neighborhood just doesn’t have many development sites left. However, one builder managed to snag a lot at 106 North 3rd Street, between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street.
New building applications were filed yesterday to put up a six-story, mixed-use development there. The building would have 3,200 square feet of retail on the ground floor and cellar, followed by 10 apartments. Those 10 units would be divided across 8,459 square feet of residential space, for a typical unit of 845 square feet. Each of the upper floors would hold two units, and there would be a shared roof deck on the top floor.
These apartments could be rentals or condos, but since these blocks have some of the priciest real estate in Brooklyn, we’re betting condos are in the works.
The development site includes two adjacent properties on Berry Street and Metropolitan Avenue. The Berry Street side is already getting a new 837-square-foot storefront. The Metropolitan Avenue lot is home to an attractive two-story loft building that’s been converted to apartments. Neither demolition nor conversion permits have been filed for that property.
The developer is David Kubresi, the CEO of Vigoss, a denim brand based in the Garment District. He’s hired architect Michael Muroff to handle the design. Muroff has designed two other mid-sized rental buildings on the Northside. One is an industrially-inspired, seven-story rental building at 150 North 12th Street, and the second is factory-to-rental conversion at 28 Roebling Street.
Kubresi paid $7,719,000 for the North 3rd Street site in July, and before that, he purchased the Berry Street property for $1,300,000 in May 2015.
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