Apartment buildings have sprouted on nearly every piece of available property near the Metropolitan Avenue L stop in Williamsburg, but one developer has decided to expand and convert a warehouse at 82 Ainslie Street instead of tearing it down.
An LLC has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 267 Ainslie Street, in eastern Williamsburg, two blocks south of the L’s Graham Avenue stop. The structure will measure 5,000 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging roughly 835 square feet in size. An existing two-story, 1,650 square-foot townhouse must first be demolished, and Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record.
In December 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for mid-rise residential towers at 420 Kent Avenue, in western Williamsburg on the East River, and now The New York Times has renderings of Spitzer Enterprises’ development. The ODA-designed project will include three 24-story towers totaling 856 rental units and a public park. Filings show the buildings will also have retail space, and low-rise warehouse buildings must first be demolished.
Dominick D’Erasmo, an executive at Pandora Inc., has filed applications for a five-story, three-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 136 Ainslie Street, in eastern Williamsburg. Residences will measure an average 1,170 square feet and will start on the second floor, with the fourth and fifth floors housing a single penthouse unit. Frederick Goldberg is the architect of record.
Joel Berkowitz’s Bluestone Capital has filed applications for a six-story, 13-unit residential building at 447 Meeker Avenue, under the BQE in northern Williamsburg. The building will span 8,260 square feet, which translates into rental-sized units averaging 635 square feet apiece. BMG Design Build is the applicant of record, and the existing three-story, three-unit townhouse must first be demolished.