It was only last summer that the latest major addition to Williamsburg’s nascent office development boom had received a special permit from the City. Now, construction on 25 Kent Avenue is well underway, with the latest from 5B Films showing the first floor beginning to rise.
Permits were filed for 535 Lorimer Street back in December of 2014, and YIMBY posted the first renderings for the project in August of 2015. Foundation work had begun when we last checked in as of March 2016, and today, we have an updated look at what the building will soon look like, as it approaches completion.
Multi-block redevelopments are becoming commonplace in the formerly industrial areas that border the burgeoning residential blocks of northwest Brooklyn, and now another major site has been added to the list. Yesterday, City Planning approved the Pfizer redevelopment in South Williamsburg, which will see the derelict 4.2-acre site completely revitalized.
Yesterday, YIMBY brought you the reveal for 308 North 7th Street in Williamsburg, designed by Issac & Stern Architects. Today, the prolific architects have filed permits for another new project in the neighborhood, at 632 Metropolitan Avenue, which is roughly equidistant between the Metropolitan and Graham Avenue stops on the L Train. The building will rise six floors and total 8,577 square feet of residential space, which will be divided amongst ten rental-sized units. Amleto Mazza of 632 Metropolitan Avenue, LLC, is listed as the developer, and demolition permits for the site’s previous two-story home were filed back in June of 2016.
Yesterday, YIMBY brought you two reveals for developments coming to the architecturally-neglected blocks of Greenpoint. Today, we have an updated design for a building coming to Greenpoint’s even less fortunate cousin, Williamsburg, at 308 North 7th Street, which will substantially improve a lot formerly occupied by nondescript industrial and commercial structures.