Brooklyn-based Loketch Group has filed applications for an 11-story, 58,662-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 18 Spencer Street, located in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. There will be 12,313 square feet of office space across the third through fifth floors, followed by 20,696 square feet of medical office space on the sixth through 11th floors. An 80-vehicle parking garage will take up two below-grade floors as well as the first two above-grade floors. Queens-based NY Building Associates Inc. is the applicant of record. The 7,000-square-foot plot enclosed by a single-story gate, which must first be demolished.
Construction has topped out and façade installation is underway on the seven-story, 27-unit residential redevelopment underway at 1004 Gates Avenue, in Ocean Hill. The building’s design has also slightly changed, as seen in a rendering courtesy of a tipster. The latest building permits indicate the project measures 28,708 square feet, which means its residential units should average 1,063 square feet apiece. The apartments, rentals, will boast layouts with two- to three-bedroom configurations. The Brooklyn-based Loketch Group is the developer and Williamsburg-based Ellipses Design is behind the design. Occupancy is expected in early 2017.
Apartments are finally taking shape on a long-vacant lot at the corner of Kent and West streets, along the Greenpoint waterfront. Tectonic swung by the site at 44 Kent Street to bring us an update on the project, which is one of several new buildings rising in this former industrial neighborhood.
Last month, YIMBY reported on new office space in the works for 187 Cook Street in East Williamsburg. Now, we have the first rendering of the development, which will rise between Bushwick Avenue and White Street.
Uncertainty over the future of an important tax exemption for residential construction, 421-a, is forcing developers in the outer boroughs to focus on building office and retail space. The latest example comes to us from East Williamsburg, where the Loketch Group aims to put up a six-story office and medical building.