Since the state re-opened applications the loft law in July, YIMBY has noticed a few filings from industrial landlords who want to legalize apartments in their illegally converted loft buildings. Yesterday we spotted one for 304 Boerum Street in East Williamsburg, where the owner is trying once again to get a new certificate of occupancy.
One of the few vacant lots left in prime Williamsburg is about to become an apartment building. New building applications were filed yesterday for a six-story, seven-unit development at 650 Metropolitan Avenue, only a block from the Lorimer stop on the L and G trains.
Yesterday, we checked in on Two Trees’ new tower at 286 Ashland Place, where construction is making rapid headway. Work seems to be moving at a similar place at 333 Schermerhorn Street, just a few blocks away, where Douglas Steiner’s 53-story project dubbed “The Hub” is now roughly two-thirds of the way to its pinnacle, per the latest from Tectonic.
The Amirian Group and Bridgeton Holdings have begun converting the former 10-story, 50,000 square-foot office building at 396 Broadway, in Tribeca, into a 171-key hotel, according to Crain’s. Rooms will start at $200 per night, which is reportedly below the city’s average of $231. DXA Studio is designing the conversion, and a soft opening is expected at the end of 2016.
Vitaly Raykhman, doing business as Eliyah Realty, has filed applications for a six-story, 8,991 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 2619 East 16th Street, in southern Sheepshead Bay, a block from the B and Q trains’ stop at Sheepshead Bay Road. The first two floors will be designated as community space, measuring a total 4,004 square feet, and unspecified commercial space will take up the remainder of the building. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Sheepshead Bay-based Zproekt Architecture is designing, and a 2.5-story building must first be demolished.