When the city rezoned Williamsburg in 2004, it hoped to encourage truly mixed-use buildings that knitted together apartments, office space, and light industrial businesses. Few developers have taken advantage of the commercial part of the zoning, instead choosing to squeeze as many apartments as possible onto a lot. Chelsea-based developer and architecture firm Flank decided to take a different path for their project at 60 South 2nd Street, where three quarters of the building will be devoted to office space.
Last year, YIMBY gave you the first look at the residential expansion planned for 207 South 3rd Street in Williamsburg. Now we’ve got new renderings of the project, which is under construction at the corner of Roebling Street. The updated images show factory-style windows, glassy balconies with landscaping, and a gray brick facade. However, the boxy, protruding shape and the double-height ground floor remain the same as the original design.
Two years ago, YIMBY brought you a look at Cycle Cities’ futuristic design for an office building at 77 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. Now we’ve got a fresh rendering from the new architects behind the nine-story project, which will join 25 Kent Avenue as one of the first major ground-up office developments in Brooklyn in decades.
An anonymous Queens-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 191 Withers Street, in northern Williamsburg. The project will measure 6,325 square feet and its residential units should average 627 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 41-foot-wide, 2,418-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed.
A rendering has been revealed of two four-story, four-unit residential buildings planned at 220-222 Withers Street, in northern Williamsburg. The buildings will measure 6,471 square feet each, and across both, the residential units should average 1,263 square feet apeice. The apartments will be condominiums. Sheepshead Bay-based BK Developers is the developer and Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt Architecture is behind the design. The 5,000-square-foot site was occupied by two single-family homes until those were demolished over the summer. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.