The pricey Oosten condo development has topped out with seven stories at 429 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg, and workers have begun installing glassy facades on the building’s north side, along South 8th Street.
In January, the foundation was being poured at 333 Schermerhorn Street, the site of Steiner Studios’ 53-story, 581-unit mixed-use tower in Downtown Brooklyn; Brownstoner has the latest update, and it appears the tower portion is now rising and is already a few floors above the base podium. Dattner Architects and Goldstein Hill & West Architects are designing, and completion is expected in 2017.
YIMBY brought you news of applications filed for a three-story, 19-unit residential building at 265 Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, in March of 2014, and now Brownstoner has spotted the first renderings posted on site. Designed by OCV Architects, the building will actually be raised due to flooding concerns, and will appear as a four-story structure. The rental project is being developed by Cheever Development, and the site’s single-story predecessors have been demolished.
With a vote of 49 to zero, the City Council unanimously approved the application for a 63-story office tower at One Vanderbilt, as well as the rezoning for a five-block stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue between 42nd and 47th Streets.
On the southern end of Williamsburg’s waterfront, a three-story commercial property at 484 Kent Avenue is about to hit the market as a development site, boasting 500,000 square feet of residential air rights. In 2011, the property was granted a zoning change to allow for three towers totaling 800 residential units, 30% of which would be affordable. Per Crain’s Business, HFZ Capital Group is interested in the property; the site is suspected to be valued north of $250 million.