In mid-2014, Caerus Group acquired the three-story former Eberhard Pencil Factory building at 74 Kent Street, in Greenpoint, for $7.5 million. Now, the developer is converting the landmarked, 17,413 square-foot property into commercial space, according to Commercial Observer. Office space will be located on the second, third, and cellar levels, while retail space will occupy the ground floor. Each floor will feature outdoor space and 6,000 square feet of green space is planned on the roof. Hustvedt Cutler Architects is designing the conversion and completion is expected in the first half of 2016.
Eric Orlofsky, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 83 Eagle Street, in northern Greenpoint, eight blocks north of the G train’s stop at Greenpoint Avenue. The first floor will have one unit and the next two floors will accommodate two units each. The last unit will span the fourth floor along with a fifth-floor penthouse, according to the Schedule A. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be demolished.
Not much happened in the graffiti-covered lot at Greenpoint Avenue and West Street until this summer, when steel began to rise for a new apartment building. Now the structure at 50 Greenpoint Avenue has reached five stories, and YIMBY has photos, thanks to reader Tectonic.
Pearl Realty Management has filed applications to convert the vacant eight-story warehouse at 60 West Street, in southern Greenpoint, into a 155-key hotel. The building will gain a ninth floor and commercial operations will encompass 84,419 square feet of the building, which includes ground-floor retail and a restaurant. FXFowle Architects is the applicant of record, and the building suffered from a fire in 2006.
At the corner of West and India Streets in Greenpoint, two starkly different residential developments are about to rise. On the western side of the block, along the East River, two developers have demolished an old envelope factory to make way for a 40-story residential tower. And YIMBY has the first look at the much more modest five-story rental building planned for 144 West Street, on the eastern side of the block.