New building applications have been filed for a small site at 303 23rd Street, in Brooklyn’s Greenwood neighborhood. An existing one-story garage must first be demolished, and the permits list the replacement’s size at four floors and a total area of 7,419 square feet. The usable residential space will total 5,829 square feet, which will be divided between four units, for a generous average size of almost 1,500 square feet, indicative of condominiums. Douglas Pulaski of Bricolage Designs is the architect of record, and Anthony Devito of 75 Bay 17th Street, LLC, is listed as the developer.
In March, details were revealed of the proposed rezoning of Industry City – a six-million-square-foot industrial-commercial complex – located west of the Gowanus Expressway, in Greenwood and Sunset Park. The developers – Jamestown Properties, Belvedere Capital, and Angelo Gordon – are now moving forward with a piece of the overall redevelopment that is independent of the rezoning. Building 19, at 168 39th Street (a.k.a. 148 39th Street), on the corner of Second Avenue, is going to be converted into 500,000 square feet of office space, according to Commercial Observer. The office space will be located across the first seven floors of the building. The conversion will feature a new lobby, new windows, and upgrades to infrastructure and equipment, like the installation of modern elevators. The Brooklyn Nets recently completed their new 70,000 square-foot training facility, called the Hospital for Special Surgery Training Center, on the eighth floor of the building.
A year ago, news broke that Jamestown, Belvedere Capital, and Angelo Gordon announced plans to infuse $1 billion to renovate and redevelopment parts of the the 16-building, six-million-square-foot industrial complex, dubbed Industry City, located west of the Gowanus Expressway, in Greenwood. Crain’s now reports the developers are scrapping plans to build a 150,000-square-foot student dormitory at the 32-acre site. The complex’s proposed rezoning still includes the construction of significant retail space and two hotel buildings. Renovation work currently under way includes new windows, elevators, and interiors, and the complex is presently home to manufacturing uses and office space of a variety of sorts. The developers expect to begin the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) before 2017.
Over a year ago, YIMBY reported on filings for a nine-story, 72-key mixed-use hotel project at 822 Fourth Avenue, in Greenwood, four blocks south of the R train’s stop on 25th Street. Yesterday, the building was resubmitted to the DOB with slight downward revisions, probably due to zoning restrictions. Sunset Park-based Signature Management Enterprises is still the developer, and the building will now rise eight stories and have 62 hotel rooms. Healthcare facilities will span 18,000 square feet across floors two through four, and Chi F. Lau is the architect of record.
Boaz Gilad, of Brooklyn-based Elevation Holdings, has filed applications for a six-story, 20-unit residential building at 734 5th Avenue, in Greenwood, two blocks away from the R train’s stop at 25th Street. The building will measure 14,446 square feet in total, which means units will average 722 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Upper West Side-based Feingold & Gregory Architect is the applicant of record, and a single-story commercial building must first be demolished.