CW Realty recently dropped $20 million to acquire a controversial parcel in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, where previous owners failed to win approvals for development. Located at 251 Front Street, also referred to as 68 Gold Street, the site currently supports a large parking lot that would be redeveloped to support a five-story building with 59 rental units.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 169 North 1st Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Bedford Avenue and Driggs Avenue, the lot is a short walk to the Bedford Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. Gemini Rosemont, a Los Angeles-based developer known for its office portfolio, is listed as the owner behind the applications under the 171 North First Street LLC.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 402 Midwood Street on the border of Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between New York Avenue and Miami Court, the interior lot is a short walk to the Sterling Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Frantz Alexis is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Demolition is now complete at the adjacent sites of 80 Flatbush Avenue and 100 Flatbush Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The narrow plot of 80 Flatbush Avenue will eventually give rise to an 840-foot-tall skyscraper while the triangular lot of 100 Flatbush Avenue will be the future home a 482-foot-tall mixed-use building, both part of a multi-structure mixed-use complex from Alloy Development. Architecture Research Office is the designer of the complex, located on a site bound by Flatbush Avenue, State Street, Third Avenue, and a small sliver of Schermerhorn Street.
The 189-foot-tall, 22-story reinforced concrete edifice of 291 Livingston Street appears to have recently topped out. YIMBY last covered the Downtown Brooklyn building several years ago and reported that this will become a 100-key hotel. A rendering on the construction fence depicts a very bold pattern of black and white stripes in an almost Dazzle camouflage-esque configuration on the party walls. Hello Living is the owner of the lot after purchasing the site for $11.1 million, and is developing the project with Aview Equities. Gene Kaufman Architect is the architect of record.