While most of Williamsburg’s existing architecture is rather offensive, and some of its recent new developments are not much better, sprinklings of attractive design are gaining tenuous footholds across the neighborhood. One such outpost will be located at 658 Driggs Avenue, and today, YIMBY has a fresh rendering for the project, which is being designed by Morris Adjmi Architects.
The wave of new developments rising along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts saw substantial vertical progress in 2017, with towers like The Greenpoint topping-out, and projects like TF Cornerstone’s Hunters Point South high-rises getting fresh renderings. The first days of 2018 are already signaling a continuation of the boom, and today YIMBY has the exclusive reveal for renderings of RedSky Capital’s redevelopment at 18 India Street, on the Greenpoint waterfront, which will yield approximately 650,000 square feet of space.
YIMBY has the scoop on a six-story mixed-use building coming to 625 Driggs Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The project is in one of the most active areas of the neighborhood. The Bedford Avenue Subway Station is five blocks away, which is the first stop in Brooklyn for the L train, and the East River waterfront is another five blocks to the west. Redsky Capital, whose business is a three-minute walk from the site, will be responsible for development.
Brooklyn-based RedSky Capital has filed applications for a two-story, 7,986-square-foot retail building at 204 Bedford Avenue, in North Williamsburg. The project will contain 3,675 square feet of commercial-retail space along the cellar, ground, and second floors. The 32-foot-tall structure will be topped by a roof terrace. Jessica Wetter’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 3,750-square-foot site is currently occupied by a three-story mixed-use building; demolition permits were filed in August. The Bedford Avenue stop on the L train is two blocks away.
In late 2014, Apple signed a 20,000-square-foot lease at 247 Bedford Avenue, in Williamsburg, located at the corner of North 3rd Street, four blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train. Then in April of 2015, the former two-story corner building was razed to its foundation to be rebuilt as a new two-story structure. Brownstoner now reports much of the exterior construction is complete, with work currently focused on the interior. Marin Architects P.C. is the architect of record. RedSky Capital and Waterbridge Capital acquired an assemblage of buildings on the block, including 247 Bedford Avenue, for $66 million in 2012. While Apple is setting up shop at 247 Bedford Avenue, the developers are moving forward with renovations on the adjacent two-story, 27-unit mixed-use building at 159 North 3rd Street. As for the Apple store, opening can probably be expected later this year.