YIMBY has the first look at a boxy six-story condo development in the works for a big vacant lot at 160 West Street, near the waterfront in Greenpoint.
Permits filed in September promise 13 apartments spread across 16,198 square feet of residential space, but the developer, Saddle Rock Equities, claims the project will have 14 units split between 20,000 square feet.
Either way, the design by architect Joe Eisner has a clean, modern vibe. Dark gray balconies slowly get lighter as you go up the building, and the plantings on the top two floors help soften the building’s otherwise stark look. Apartments will feature 12-foot-ceilings and unobstructed views of the East River, and two units on the top floor will have private roof decks.
The first floor will include eight parking spots and bike storage, and is “subject to flooding,” as the Schedule A notes. Thanks to the slope of the Greenpoint waterfront, this building will rise in flood Zone 2.
The 6,000-square-foot lot changed hands last June for $4,500,000, or $250 per buildable square foot. Next door at 170-174 West Street, developer Gal Nagar is planning two more six-story buildings with 15 apartments. They’ll probably be condos too, also featuring an average unit size will of about 1,500 square feet.
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