Developer Abraham Brach has acquired, for $27.5 million, the 30,000-square-foot development site at 191 Harrison Avenue, located between Bartlett and Gerry streets in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg. The new owner plans to build a mixed-use project with community facility space, geared toward the Orthodox Jewish community, and residential units, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 120,000 square feet of development. It’s occupied by multiple dilapidated, low-rise commercial-warehouses, ranging from one to three stories. Demolition permits have yet to be filed.
The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is partnering with the New York Public Library and the Robin Hood Foundation to explore redevelopment opportunities at 4790 Broadway, the site of the two-story Inwood Library, The Real Deal reported. A new building would retain the existing library and 100 percent of its residential units would be designated as affordable, although the scale of the project is unclear. The city will launch a request for proposals once workshops, where community members can give input, are held later this month. The proposal will have to be approved through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).
We have a bit of a theme going this week: updates from Baltic Street in Brooklyn. On Tuesday, we told you about the Baltic Park Slope at 613 Baltic Street. On Thursday, we told you about the rentals at 577 Baltic Street. Now, we have a report Adam America Real Estate’s “high-end” rentals under construction at 595 Baltic Street.
The Bronx is full of affordable and senior housing, but one non-profit is planning the city’s first affordable development for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors in Tremont. Plans were filed last month for the seven-story facility at 771 Crotona Park North, across from the huge park of the same name.
An anonymous Midtown South-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 121 Meserole Avenue, in the heart of Greenpoint. The project will measure 7,803 square feet. It will include 1,657 square feet of retail space, for an art craft stop on the ground floor, followed by two apartments across the second through fourth floors, plus an upper penthouse level. The apartments should average 2,028 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. Freeport, N.Y.-based Zambrano Architectural Design is the architect of record. The 1,905-square-foot site is occupied by a two-story structure. Demolition permits were filed in October.