Last October, YIMBY reported on new building applications for a small site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 115 Broadway. Despite its size, the narrow lot is bound by South 6th Street and Bedford Avenue, making it very visually prominent, and today we have the reveal for its eventual occupant, which will certainly be eye-catching.
Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood has seen substantial revitalization over the past decade, and another empty lot will soon add to the continued improvements at 722-733 Myrtle Avenue, on the corner of Sanford Street. There, JMS Realty Corporation is planning an eight-story mixed-use development, which is part of a larger rezoning application including several nearby sites.
Yesterday, YIMBY reported on the first renderings to surface for the site at 540-544 Hudson Street, at the corner of Hudson and Charles in the West Village. Today, we have a look at another project a few dozen blocks to the south, at 50 Hudson Street. The site is located in Tribeca on the corner of Thomas Street, and the impending vertical addition will also have to receive Landmarks approval before construction can begin.
Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on the unveiling of plans for a massive new mixed-use project at 6208 8th Avenue, in Brooklyn. The site lies on the boundary of Sunset Park and Dyker Heights, and in November of 2014, Community Board 10 voted against recommending the project move forward (though that is ultimately only advisory to City Planning). Three years later, work has yet to begin, but the plans have now seen major adjustments and a complete reconfiguration.
Downtown Brooklyn is a hotbed for major new developments, with sites like 9 DeKalb Avenue set to sprout supertall towers in the near future. But smaller opportunities for positive transformations still abound within the myriad of older structures that compose the bulk of the neighborhood’s urban fabric, and one such opportunity is located at 50 Nevins Street, which is set for a redevelopment and expansion by the Institute for Community Living.