Work is wrapping up at 187 Kent Avenue, where the brick exterior and wraparound row of ground-floor arches are complete. The new 140,036-square-foot mixed-use residential structure stands seven stories high between North 3rd Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The industrial-inspired red masonry façade with its scattered pattern of white bricks covers all four sides and surrounds the grid of large windows and balconies with subtle decorative metal railings. Diego Aguilera Architects P.C. is the architect of record, while CW Realty Management, which purchased the site for $43 million, is the developer. Leasing is now available for the 96 units.
Minrav Development has released the first renderings of the interiors of 368 Third Avenue, which recently topped out in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Designed in partnership by Paris Forino and SLCE Architects, the 35-story condominium tower will debut as “VU” and will comprise 100 individual homes. Accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom spreads with prices expected to start at $840,000 when sales launch this spring.
Foundation work has begun at 159 Broadway, a 26-story mixed-use residential project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and developed by Cornell Realty Management LLC, the 133,340-square-foot project is located across the street from Peter Luger Steakhouse and directly abuts the 145-year-old landmarked Williamsburgh Savings Bank. The structure will eventually top out at 277 feet and become one of the tallest buildings in the neighborhood.
Proposals for a new mixed-use residential development in Greenpoint, Brooklyn received a thumbs down from the local Community Board and the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). As presented by PKSB Architects, the seven-story building at 171 Calyer Street would have comprised 70,171 square feet.
Permits have been filed for two mixed-use buildings at 16 West 18th Street and 21 West 17th Street in the Flatiron District, Manhattan. Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the butting lots are a short walk to the 14th Street-Union Square subway station, serviced by the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W trains. Gary Vinbaytel of Vinbaytel Developments is listed as the owner behind the applications.