Property owner Bushwack Capital is currently redeveloping the two-story, 16,600-square-foot former industrial building at 599 Johnson Avenue, in western Bushwick, into a 26,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial property. The Williamsburg-based club Glasslands Gallery is expected to lease a roughly 24,000-square-foot venue, dubbed Elsewhere, for events on the ground floor, Commercial Observer reported. Another 2,300-square-foot space on the ground floor is intended for a restaurant, and 2,250 square feet on the second floor will be utilized as commercial-office space geared towards the arts. Chelsea-based Kossar + Garry Architects is the architect of record and Greco Construction Development is the general contractor. Completion is expected this fall. Bushwack acquired the property for $4.45 million in February of 2015, and a few months after, YIMBY reported on applications for the conversion project.
Lower Manhattan-based Fiocchi Group has filed applications for a three-story, single-family townhouse at 207 North 5th Street, in Williamsburg. The structure will measure 4,457 square feet and will rise 47 feet above street level. The basement will include a pool, a fitness center, a steam room, and storage space, followed by 4,325 square feet of residential space on the three floors above. Bryan M. Brown’s Upper East Side-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property was previously occupied by a three-story, three-unit residential building, which was demolished last December. The Bedford Avenue Station on the L train is located three blocks away.
The tony, private Horace Mann School in the upper Bronx has filed plans with the Department of Buildings to expand their campus with a new pool and science center.
A long-stalled, 11-story mixed-use development at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn is finally taking shape. Construction chronicler Tectonic recently swung by the site to capture the progress, and the bottom retail floors are already getting glassed up.
Skateboarders in Upper Manhattan are in for a new experience. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation gave its blessing to a proposal to upgrade the 20-year-old skate park in Riverside Park.