Brooklyn’s boom continues apace, and today, YIMBY has the reveal for the redevelopment of the existing building at 489 Washington Avenue, in Clinton Hill. The site is three blocks away from the Clinton-Washington Avenue subway station, serviced by the C trains. GB Properties is responsible for the applications. Construction will alter the extant structure, resulting in a tenfold increase in the unit count.
Permits show that the building will receive an additional floor, raising up 50 feet, compared to 39 feet currently. The repurposed structure will yield 12,545 square feet for residential use, creating 21 apartments. They will average 600 square feet apiece, indicating rentals. Tenants will also have access to a rooftop recreational space.
An eagle-eyed tipster reported to YIMBY a rendering reveal on the fencing around the construction site. Walter J. Hollien Architects is the architect of record, and J Goldman Design’s Joshua Felix is responsible for the design. The symmetrical building will have a regal centerpiece, with two long-shafted Corinthian columns and banisters, all resembling marble. For now, the material that will actually be used is unknown.
Permits for the building were approved in 2015, but it appears that construction has been delayed. The expected completion date has not been announced.