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.
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As residential towers begin to rise around the former Domino Sugar factory in South Williamsburg, a much more modest project is nearing the finish line a few blocks inland, on South 1st Street between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue. Investmates Real Estate is putting the finishing touches on four two-family townhouses as 127-131 South 1st Street, not far from the Williamsburg Bridge or the restaurants and shops along the waterfront.
In the borderlands between Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper West Side, much of the new development ends up looking glassy and unremarkable. But today, YIMBY checks in on a new, loft-style building under construction at 351 West 54th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, courtesy of prolific photographer Tectonic.
Renderings have now surfaced of the 19-story, 130-unit mixed-use tower planned at 321 Wythe Avenue, located just three blocks in from the East River in Williamsburg, as per a tipster’s tweet on Friday. The renderings are credited to the project’s architect, Nataliya Donskoy’s Brooklyn-based ND Architecture & Design. The structure will encompass 134,995 square feet, according to the latest filings. The second floor will host 5,218 square feet of medical offices, followed by 130 residential units across the fourth through 19th floors. The units should average 759 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals, and amenities will include a 92-car parking garage on the ground floor, storage for 65 bikes, outdoor terraces on the second and third floors, and the rooftop. Watermark Capital Group is the developer and Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church is the property owner. The church’s existing single-story facility must first be demolished.
The vacant lots that remind Crown Heights of its worst years are slowly giving way to development. On the western edge of the neighborhood, in a lot next to the Franklin Avenue shuttle tracks, a new six-story building is in the works. The development would rise at 916 Bergen Street, between Franklin and Classon Avenues.