In late 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned seven-story, 164-unit mixed-use building at 149 Kent Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, located four blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train. The project has now topped out and much of the curtain wall is also installed, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. The building will measure 220,996 square feet in total, 129,522 square feet of which will be residential space. That means rental units will average 790 square feet apiece. The ground floor will contain 14,588 square feet of retail space in total across three separate units. Completion is expected sometime later this year, with 20 percent of the units renting at below market-rates. Global Design Strategies is designing and L+M Development is the developer.
YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 32-story, 363-unit mixed-use modular tower rising at 461 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, back in the summer of 2014, when the building was only six stories in height. The project, dubbed B2 and part of the 15-tower mega-development Pacific Park, has seen significant delays over the past few years, but the structure is now at the 25th floor. The New York Times reports 181 of the apartments will be rented at below market-rates. There will also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as 15,000 square feet for arena storage. Forest City Ratner is developing, and SHoP Architects is behind the design.
Property owner Michael Librizzio has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 156 Devoe Street, in central Williamsburg, located two blocks south of the Graham Avenue stop on the L train. The project will encompass 7,455 square feet and residential space will measure 5,224 square feet. That means units will average a rental-sized 653 square feet apiece, although the two fourth-floor units may be slightly larger since they feature penthouse space. Mortar ARCH + DEV is the architect of record. Demolition permits were recently filed to remove the existing three-story, three-unit townhouse.
On Monday, we told you about a new standalone player coming to the table as construction continues at Hudson Yards and Manhattan West. Now, we have a better look at the 65-story supertall office building designed by Bjarke Ingels. Dubbed “The Spiral,” its address will be 66 Hudson Boulevard. That’s at the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 34th Street, right across from the Hudson Park and the secondary entrance to the new 7 train terminus.
WeWork rolled out its big plans for a 16-story office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard last summer. Now a smaller developer hopes to build a three-story office and retail project at 256 Flushing Avenue in Wallabout, across the street from the yard.