The car company BMW is planning to convert the single-story, 23,000-square-foot warehouse at 29 Norman Avenue, in southern Greenpoint, located five blocks from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train, into a multi-use commercial building. According to Bedford+Bowery, the property will feature a design studio for MINI (a car brand owned by BMW), a restaurant, creative office space, open public work space, and a gallery. The schedule A also includes an outdoor garden, and the property will reportedly host community events and performances. The conversion is being designed by Brooklyn-based nARCHITECTS. The building is being dubbed A/D/O, which stands for Amalgamated Drawing Office, and a targeted completion date has not been revealed.
YIMBY brought you news in December of 2013 regarding Monadnock’s planned nine-story, 55-unit residential building at 335 East 27th Street, in Kips Bay. Now, Curbed reports the first of 66 modules has been lifted into place. Construction will last through the summer, and completion is expected in October or November. nARCHITECTS is designing, and 22 units are being set aside as affordable.