A few blocks to the northwest of McGolrick Park, off of Nassau Avenue, a new building is coming to 91 Diamond Street, in the heart of Greenpoint, which YIMBY can now reveal. Mortar Architecture + Development is behind the project, which will replace a vacant lot.
The building will total 10,000 square feet, and with ten units in all, that translates into an average size of about 1,000 square feet, meaning condominiums are likely. Each floor will have two residences, and there will also be a single parking spot and communal recreation space on the ground floor.
The exterior of the project will be quite attractive, with what appears to be concrete dominating the envelope. Windows will be enhanced with metallic and wood accents, and the design is also PTAC-free, which always helps.
Compared to the vinyl-clad housing that dominates 91 Diamond’s block, and the rest of the neighborhood, the new development will be a definite improvement. While it won’t have any retail space, the building will still be a substantial upgrade from the existing vacant lot.
DOB applications for 91 Diamond Street were filed back in March of this year, and completion is likely in about two more years, by the end of 2019.