One of the big empty lots in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle is about to become a seven-story apartment building. Plans were filed yesterday to erect a 70-foot-tall residential development at 7 Whipple Street, on the corner of Flushing Avenue.
Solomon Schwimmer has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit residential building at 56 Throop Avenue, in Broadway Triangle, located a block south of the Lorimer Street stop on the J and M trains. The structure will measure 12,931 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging a family-sized 1,616 square feet apiece. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. An existing single-story warehouse must first be demolished.
Slate Property Group, Adam America and Naveh Shuster Limited are carving a path through the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg, beginning with plans for a 96-unit building at 120 Union Avenue a year ago. Now they’ve filed new building applications for another residential development down the street at 100 Union Avenue, on the corner of Middleton Street.
As the Rabsky Group plans to rezone an industrial swath of Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle for a huge residential development, other landlords are converting the area’s commercial buildings to apartments and retail. Schlomo Landau has filed alteration applications to expand a two-story storefront at 687 Flushing Avenue to a nine-story apartment building.
While part of the Broadway Triangle is still tied up in a hotly contested debate over rezoning and racial politics, developers are quickly moving to build on the remaining lots in the former industrial ‘hood at Williamsburg’s southern edge, like 221 Middleton Street, where plans were just filed to construct a six-story apartment building.