Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 269 Wallabout Street in South Williamsburg‘s Broadway Triangle, Brooklyn. Located between Union Avenue and Harrison Avenue, the lot is two blocks from the Lorimer Street subway station, serviced by the M and J trains. Rabsky Group is listed as the owner behind the applications, they are also responsible for the neighboring 1,146-unit residential development at 200 Harrison Avenue.
In a recent announcement, New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) revealed a multi-phase affordable housing development in Brooklyn. Known as Broadway Triangle, the wedge-shaped plot of land sits at the intersection of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant and will eventually give rise to a five-building housing complex for low-income households and the formerly homeless.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for two buildings with a total of nine residential units at 167 and 169 Lorimer Street, in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg. A four-story, three-unit building measuring 10,989 square feet is slated for 167 Lorimer Street, while a six-story, six-unit building measuring 13,824 square feet is planned at 169 Lorimer Street. Across both buildings, the apartments should average 2,034 square feet apiece, indicative of units with family-sized configurations. De-Jan Lu’s Greenwich Village-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 6,900-square-foot assemblage is mostly vacant, except for a 20-foot-wide, single-story warehouse. Demolition permits were filed in November.
Affordable housing protesters chanting and marching through a public meeting last night forced the Department of City Planning to call off what would have been the first stage of a public approval process to rezone part of the Broadway Triangle in South Williamsburg, which would pave the way for an eight-building residential development.
Much of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg is frozen by a legal battle over discriminatory zoning, but developer Rabsky Group is pushing forward with their plan to develop two industrial properties in the area into seven large residential towers.