Back in May, YIMBY brought you news that the Dime Savings Bank development assemblage — located around but not including the two-story commercial building at 209 Havemeyer Street, in central Williamsburg — was hitting the market, and now it appears Tavros Capital and Charney Construction & Development are in contract to purchase the site. According to Commercial Observer, Dime is selling the 50,000 square-foot assemblage for $80 million, which could accommodate a mixed-use development of 230,500 square feet. The developers are expected to close on the purchase in early 2016.
Back in August, Blesso Properties purchased the Lincoln Savings Bank building at 525-545 Broadway, in southern Williamsburg, and now the developer has filed applications to expand the 60,300 square-foot building by six stories and 38,000 square feet. The expanded building will have 53,403 square feet of commercial space, which will comprise both office and retail, in addition to a 6,212 square-foot day care on the ground floor. The project also includes 36 residential units, beginning on the fifth floor and averaging 1,075 square feet apiece. Garrison Architects is the architect of record.
Last week, Andres Azpurua’s Onsite Project Consulting filed plans for a little condo project at 650 Metropolitan Avenue, a block from the Lorimer Street L stop in Williamsburg. Now we have a rendering for the six-story development that will rise between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue.
On a 1,040 square-foot vacant lot in northern Williamsburg, GB Properties plans to build a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building measuring just 5,202 square feet. The piece of land is at 291 North 8th Street, two blocks north of the G train’s stop at Metropolitan Avenue, and the building will feature 3,131 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels. Above, full-floor units will average 1,040 square feet apiece. Robert Bahary’s Great Neck-based Bahary Architecture is designing.
Williamsburg’s ongoing development boom is stretching across all parts of the neighborhood, and includes everything from apartments to hotels and office buildings. But smaller infill is just as important in terms of rounding out the pedestrian realm, and now we have renderings of plans for an old warehouse at 120 North 6th Street, which Kenneth Park Architects will transform into both retail and office space.