Meadow Partners has filed applications to convert the former six-story, 65,000-square-foot factory at 109 South 5th Street, in western Williamsburg, into an office building. According to The Real Deal, there will be 60,700 square feet of commercial space. The interior of the structure will be gut-renovated and eventually marketed to small office tenants in the technology and media sectors. The old factory, called the Artisan and once used to manufacture garments, was picked up for $42 million last September. Robert Stephenson’s Great Neck-based MLDS Architects is the architect of record.
Mayer Pearl, doing business as Apta Valley LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 253 Evergreen Avenue, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from stops on either the J or M trains. The structure, which will measure 5,787 square feet in total, will rise on a vacant 25-foot-wide lot. There will be one unit on the ground floor, and two on each of the remaining floors. One unit on the fourth floor will feature a fifth-floor penthouse. The rental project is being designing by Michael Avramides Architects.
Back in November, Chinese developer Vanke acquired the 11-story, 44-unit condominium project at 275 Fourth Avenue (a.k.a 251 First Street), in Park Slope, located four blocks south of the Union Street stop on the R train. Now the building is taking shape, as seen in an update via Curbed NY. The 82,045-square-foot project will include 4,273 and 335 square feet of retail and medical space, respectively, on the ground floor. On the floors above, residential units will come in two-, three-, and four-bedroom residential units, averaging 1,368 square feet apiece. Amenities will include a roof deck, an entertainment space, children’s playroom, and a gym. ODA New York is behind the design and completion is expected later this year.
YIMBY first reported in early 2014 on filings for Urban Muse’s planned 13-story, five-unit mixed-use project at 347 Bowery, on the corner of East 3rd Street in the East Village. When we last checked in in November, the structure was eight stories above street level, and it has since topped out, EV Grieve reports. The building will eventually contain five three-bedroom condo units ranging between 2,100 and 4,000 square feet each. Within the two-story retail podium, there will be two 2,000 square-foot retail units and one 6,800 square-foot retail unit. Annabelle Selldorf is behind the project’s design, and completion can be expected sometime later this year.
Back in early 2015, YIMBY reported on filings for an eight-story, 15-unit mixed-use building at 15 Jefferson Street, in Bushwick, located a stone’s throw away from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J, M, and Z trains. Since then, new plans have been filed by a new developer. Moses Neuman’s Brooklyn-based Elite Realty Inc. has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings. Each will contain roughly 5,274 square feet of residential space, which means apartments will average a rental-sized 659 square feet apiece. The building at 15 Jefferson will uniquely feature a penthouse on the fifth floor, which will be accessible to one of the units on the fourth floor. Boaz Golani’s Bronx-based BMG Design Build is the architect of record. Permits were filed in January to demolish an existing single-story, 75-foot-wide commercial warehouse.