The Joyland Group and local design studio Archimaera have collaborated on proposals to construct a 26-story mixed-use hotel and office development in Brooklyn’s South Williamsburg neighborhood. The forthcoming project will take shape at 107 South Sixth Street where a four-story commercial building currently stands.
Formerly known as Seaver’s Opera House, the existing structure once functioned as a 1,000-seat theater and performance venue in the mid-1800s. While the exact timeline is unclear, the theater, which in the past occupied a through-block parcel, was shuttered and lopped essentially in half to make room for the Williamsburg Bridge on-ramp along South 5th Street. Today, the ground floor of the building supports a privately owned fitness center known as Soma Health Club.
Permits do not specify whether the existing structure, which thus far is unacknowledged by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, will be fully demolished or extensively retrofit to support the proposed hotel and office. More specifically, while filed as a “new building,” the applicants have not specified any sort of alterations or on-site demolition.
Regardless of how the development proceeds, the structure will eventually comprise 170,218 square feet. Total commercial area will span 137,302 square feet, which includes an enclosed parking structure designed to accommodate 94 vehicles. The building will include around 240 guestrooms and top out at 255 feet above ground.
Permits do not specify how much of the building will be dedicated to the office component. The parking structure, however, will occupy just under 21,000 square feet. A public plaza, likely at the front of the property, will measure approximately 1,900 square feet.
At this time, the project team has not revealed any renderings of the new building and it is unclear when the project could begin construction.