The controversial redevelopment of Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery has attracted plenty of press in recent months, but the another huge brewery complex across the street is about to get a new lease on life. A group of investors paid $33.7 million for the former Schlitz bottling plant at 95 Evergreen Avenue in January, and now they’ve released renderings of its future as offices and retail.
YIMBY has noticed all kinds of interesting conversions in the industrial area between Morgan Avenue and Jefferson Avenue in Buswhick, where restrictive zoning and rising rents have led landlords to consider transforming old warehouses into night clubs and artist studios. But today we spotted unusual plans for a theater conversion at 383 Troutman Street, in the part of the neighborhood defined by its colorful street art and a growing stretch of bars and restaurants.
Property owner Jenel Management is clearing out the three-story retail building at 399 Knickerbocker Avenue, in northern Bushwick, ahead of planned renovations, according to DNAinfo. The structure will be expanded and transformed into a 42,500 square-foot commercial building, featuring six retail units — three on the ground floor, followed by two on the second floor and one on the third. Adrian Figueroa’s Hudson Square-based SRA Architecture is designing, and the current retail tenant is preparing to vacate.
Mendel Gold has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1140 Bushwick Avenue, in central Bushwick, four blocks from the J and Z trains’ stop at Gates Avenue. The building will measure 5,156 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 737 square feet apiece. Long Island-based Udoette Isaiah is the architect of record, and the site’s current three-story townhouse was filed for emergency demolition over the summer.
Bushwick has rebounded from decades of abandonment and disinvestment, and developers now flock to a corner of the neighborhood dotted with vacant lots: the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop on the L and M trains. And today, YIMBY has a look at a little five-story rental project under construction at 359 Linden Street, between Wyckoff and Myrtle Avenues.