Brooklyn-based Rockpoint Group has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential project at 102 Central Avenue, located in western Bushwick. The new building will measure 7,153 square feet and its residential units should average 685 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments on each floor. Shawn E. Stiles’s S&S Architectural Design, based in Warren County, N.J., is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is vacant.
One of the largest new office projects in the Meatpacking District is finally taking shape. Rockpoint Group is knitting together historic warehouse buildings and new steel and glass at 412 West 15th Street, and photographer Tectonic has the latest on the site between Ninth and Tenth avenues.
In 2015, Kushner Companies, LIVWRK, and Rockpoint Group acquired, for $275 million, the seven-story, 338-unit rental apartment building at 184 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, with the intention to convert the property into condominium units. The conversion project, dubbed Austin Nichols House, will include 338 condominium units, and now Curbed NY has the latest details. They will come in studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations, and the existing rentals are currently being converted on a unit-to-unit basis. Morris Adjmi Architects is designing the conversion, which includes a revamped lobby, new amenity spaces, and, of course, the apartments. The ground-floor is currently occupied by multiple retail units. The property was used as a warehouse before it was converted into residential space in 2010 by JMH Development.
Back in April of 2012, YIMBY reported on applications for a new 25-story hotel at 414 West 15th Street, in Chelsea, and since then the hotel plans underwent revision and were revealed in multiple posts. But the hotel never came to fruition and now the site’s developers – the Boston-based Rockpoint Group, Highgate Holdings, and its property owner, Meilman Family Real Estate – are planning an 18-story, 130,000-square-foot office building, Crain’s reports. The structure will stand 270 feet above street level, and according to the latest filings with the Department of Buildings, there will be 108,469 square feet of commercial space. It will include retail space on the ground and cellar levels, and the rest of the property will be leased as office space. Rockpoint’s adjacent expansion project at 430 West 15th Street, which was recently completed and boasts a total 85,000 square feet of office/retail space, will connect to the new building. CetraRuddy Architecture is designing the office plans. Technically, the foundation has already been poured.
Earlier in May, Crain’s Business broke news about a planned condo conversion for 184 Kent Avenue, an eight-story, 338-unit luxury rental building in northern Williamsburg. Now Curbed has the details: dubbed Austin Nichols House, significant renovations are in the works, which include the combination of former rental units. Kushner Companies, LIVWRK, and Rockpoint Group are the developers and acquired the building for $275 million in early 2015.