Renderings Revealed of Proposed Transformation for William Ulmer Brewery in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Rendering of 81 Beaver Street - DXA StudioRendering of 81 Beaver Street - DXA Studio

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is reviewing proposals to renovate the William Ulmer Brewery at 71-83 Beaver Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. As envisioned by DXA Studio, the building’s façade would receive a major facelift with interiors repurpose for retail and office use.

The northern portion of the block includes three separate landmarked structures referred to as sites A through C. Site A represents the four-story brew house and a connected machine and engine house that will be redeveloped into a commercial property. A low-rise office building and a storage building at sites B and C are not included in submitted proposals. A fourth building referred to as site D partially surrounds the brew house, but is neither included in the scope of work nor considered a landmarked structure.

Site Map of 81 Beaver Street - DXA Studio

Site Map of 81 Beaver Street – DXA Studio

Existing conditions at 81 Beaver Street - DXA Studio

Existing conditions at 81 Beaver Street – DXA Studio

Besides the removal of graffiti, alterations to the façade of the main brew house will not dramatically change any exterior elements. Instead, the design team has proposed restoration of the arched entryway, new double-hung windows to match those already in place, bracket signage, and a metal stairway along Beaver Street.

Beaver street facade at 81 Beaver Street - DXA Studio

Beaver Street facade at 81 Beaver Street – DXA Studio

Belvidere Street facade at 81 Beaver Street - DXA Studio

Belvidere Street facade at 81 Beaver Street – DXA Studio

On the Belvidere Street elevation, DXA Studio has also proposed large heritage-painted signage above the third level, oversized glass entryways, and ground-floor folding windows for a future retail tenant. The architect’s renderings also depict a large penthouse addition, metal guardrails surrounding the roof-level terrace, and screened building mechanicals.

Rendering of Belvidere Street elevation at 81 Beaver Street - DXA Studio

Rendering of Belvidere Street elevation at 81 Beaver Street – DXA Studio

Rendering of roof-level addition at 81 Beaver Street - DXA Studio

Rendering of roof-level addition at 81 Beaver Street – DXA Studio

The submitted documents were reviewed on Tuesday, January 14 and do not reveal the entity responsible for the proposed development or an anticipated construction schedule.

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2 Comments on "Renderings Revealed of Proposed Transformation for William Ulmer Brewery in Bushwick, Brooklyn"

  1. Great way to use a fine old bldg. Much better than another glass box

  2. David in Bushwick | January 16, 2020 at 5:38 am | Reply

    Wonderful! Adaptive reuse is always the greenest option and maintains New York’s unique cultural heritage.

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