Much of North Brooklyn’s manufacturing zone has become prime real estate for hotel developers, but the blocks where eastern Greenpoint bleeds into Williamsburg have remained stubbornly industrial, filled with factories, building supply companies, and the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Now, we’ve spotted plans to build a commercial project that will fit in perfectly in a heavy industrial zone.
Maria Stefaniak, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 163 Newell Street, in Greenpoint, located four blocks from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure 5,125 square feet, and its residential units should average 703 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The ground-floor unit will feature a single-car garage, and the project will be topped by a roof terrace. Kenneth Philogene’s Brooklyn-based KMP Design & Engineering is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a severely recessed two-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal to convert a piece of the Greenpoint Savings Bank site at 807 Manhattan Avenue to residential use. The site is also bound by Cayler Street and Lorimer Street and sits in the Greenpoint Historic District.
In August of 2015, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the 39-story, 640-unit mixed-use project planned at 10 Huron Street and 19 India Street (a.k.a. 145-155 West Street), in Greenpoint, located five blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. Now the tower portion, at 10 Huron, is four stories above street level, while the foundation is complete where the six-story portion will go at 19 India, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. The entire complex will encompass 716,982 square feet. Across both buildings, there will be a total of 19,324 square feet of ground-floor retail space, in addition to a 3,802-square-foot medical office. The residential units should average 894 square feet apiece, of which 128 will be rented at below-market rates through the housing lottery.
Property owner Francois Depoortere has filed applications for a four-story, single-family townhouse at 92 Guernsey Street, in southern Greenpoint, located two blocks from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train. The new 3,328-square-foot structure would rise on a 17-foot-wide, 1,667-square-foot lot, which is currently occupied by a little two-story house. The 47-foot-tall townhouse will be topped by an outdoor terrace. Timothy A. Dumbleton’s Union Square-based design and development firm, TA Dumbleton, will probably develop the project, as they’re listed as the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 to remove the site’s existing home.