Just like Brooklyn’s other trendy industrial zones in Bushwick and Williamsburg, the M-1 zone around the Gowanus Canal has become a breeding ground for boutique hotels. The developer of the nearby Union Hotel filed plans last year for a second hotel at 489 Baltic Street, on the border between Gowanus and Boerum Hill. Now YIMBY has renderings for the four-story project between Bond and Nevins Streets.
Single room occupancy hotels, or SROs, are a sad remnant of New York City’s past, and in expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods, SRO status can create significant roadblocks for homeowners who want to buy and renovate a building. But one homeowner has gotten all her paperwork in order and filed plans to convert an SRO at 82 Dean Street in Boerum Hill into a large single-family home.
The Church of the Redeemer, at 24 4th Avenue near the Barclays Center in Boerum Hill, is slated for demolition this fall to make way for a yet-to-be-determined development, according to The Wall Street Journal. Jackson Group acquired the property for $20 million in 2010, and the contents of the church will likely be sold. Demolition permits were filed in May, and a pre-demolition inspection conducted earlier this July passed.
Last year, the Times published the first full rendering for the Carlyle Group’s 20-story condo-hotel under construction at 265 State Street, on the corner of Smith Street in Boerum Hill. The attractive brick and glass facade has yet to emerge, but prolific photographer Tectonic took some shots of the five stories of concrete and steel that have risen on the former parking lot.
Last summer, YIMBY reported on new building applications for the vacant lots at 73-79 Bond Street, in Boerum Hill, where Adam America Real Estate is planning five single-family townhouses. Now, renderings of the project have been revealed by The New York Times. The townhouses will average 4,100 square feet over six floors, which include two below grade and four above grade levels. Ben Hansen is designing, and completion is expected by the end of 2016.