Brooklynites fear that Brownsville will be next on the gentrification train, but those fears have yet to become a reality. Still, investors are taking a hard look at the neighborhood, which is only a train stop away from increasingly pricey Crown Heights and Bushwick.
Brooklyn-based Urban View has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 66 Maujer Street, in central Williamsburg. The project will measure 5,000 square feet and its residential units are expected to average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue stop on the G and L trains is six blocks away.
Property owner Iyad Saleh has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 4623 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of 47th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The project will measure 7,520 square feet and rise 42 feet above street level to its roof. There will be 2,506 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels, followed by full-floor residential units on the second and third floors. The apartments are expected to average 2,506 square feet apiece, which indicates that condominiums are likely in the works.
Since topping out early this year, exterior work is now nearing completion on the tower portion of the 13-story, five-unit mixed-use project at 347 Bowery, located on the corner of East 3rd Street in the East Village. Bowery Boogie first spotted the scaffolding coming down, and the photo below, posted to the YIMBY Forums, is by Tectonic.
Construction is now six stories above street level on the first of two 15-story, mixed-use buildings under development at 207 Van Vorst Street, in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook section. Work, presumably excavation, has also begun on the second building. Fields Development Group is the developer and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects is behind the design.