Apartment buildings have sprouted on nearly every piece of available property near the Metropolitan Avenue L stop in Williamsburg, but one developer has decided to expand and convert a warehouse at 82 Ainslie Street instead of tearing it down.
Property owner Jose Minassian has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building on the 14-foot wide vacant lot at 754 Lafayette Avenue, in central Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks east from the Bedford Avenue stop on the G. The 2,762 square-foot building will split its space between just two residences, making for a condo-sized unit of 1,381 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is designing.
Izhak Djmemal has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 38 Broome Street, in southern Greenpoint. The new building will measure 5,000 square feet, which means units will average 625 square feet, indicating rentals. Woody Chen’s InFocus is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story, three-unit townhouse must first be demolished.
Jack David has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1098 Madison Street, in central Bushwick, four blocks away from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z lines. Residential units will measure an average 680 square feet, putting the building within the realm of typical rental construction. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates applied for the permit, and an existing single-family townhouse must first be demolished.
Property owner Jisel Cruz has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 823 Kent Avenue, in the northwestern corner of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will measure 4,910 square feet, with each unit measuring an average of 1,635 square feet, so condos are definitely in store. Todd O’Connell is the architect of record, and an existing, recessed two-story, single-family structure must first be removed.