Back in January of 2016, YIMBY reported on new building applications for 848 Lorimer Street, in Greenpoint. Now, the first renderings of the project are out, thanks to its architects Issac & Stern. The site is located between Nassau and Driggs avenues, and the latest building applications also show some revisions compared to the original figures.
A few blocks to the northwest of McGolrick Park, off of Nassau Avenue, a new building is coming to 91 Diamond Street, in the heart of Greenpoint, which YIMBY can now reveal. Mortar Architecture + Development is behind the project, which will replace a vacant lot.
The blocks of Greenpoint are hardly renowned for their historic architecture, which is why it is confusing that applications for a new building in the neighborhood would even have to go through the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval process. But with plastic-sided housing now vulnerable to the politics of nostalgia, even sites like 111 Noble Street must navigate the city’s tendrils of red tape.
Another new development will soon rise in the blocks that mesh Greenpoint and Williamsburg into a cohesive urban whole, with building applications filed for 146 Bayard Street. Charles Mallea will be designing the six-story project, which will have a total residential floor area of 31,646 square feet, to be divided amongst 46 units. At an average size of under 700 square feet, rentals would appear very likely. Solomon Feder of Velocity Framers is listed as the developer, and the site is currently occupied by a one-story warehouse.
The Brooklyn waterfront is now booming across several neighborhoods, with Greenpoint among the areas seeing a substantial amount of progress. YIMBY previously revealed preliminary designs for the building coming to 13-15 Greenpoint Avenue, and now we have the updated renderings, as the project continues making its way through the planning process.