Williamsburg-based developer Cayuga Capital is converting old buildings all over Brooklyn to apartments, from a Bushwick church to a steel factory on North 4th Street. Now YIMBY has a rendering of their latest venture, which will transform an old garage at 600 Bushwick Avenue into apartments and retail. The revamped structure will gain four stories and 64 rental units.
The auto shop on the ground floor will become a 10,000-square-foot commercial space and 1,000 square feet of medical offices, according to the developer. Cayuga plans to preserve the existing building, and an industrial-looking, gunmetal gray addition will rise on top. Apartments in the new structure will have floor-to-ceiling windows, along with plenty of balconies. Some of the windows will be casement-style, mimicking the look of warehouses and factories a few blocks away in the industrial part of Bushwick.
Residential will begin on the second floor, with five units, followed by 17 apartments on floors three through five, and eight on the top floor. The sixth floor units will get their own private roof terraces, and there will be a small shared roof deck. Overall, those 64 units will be spread across 48,000 square feet of residential space, which works out to 750 square feet per apartment.
A parking garage with 12 spaces will occupy part of the second floor.
Hustvedt Cutler Architects first filed alteration applications for the project last July, though the DOB didn’t issue permits until April.
Construction on the 60,000-square-foot project has already begun, and is set to wrap sometime in 2017.
The developer’s church conversion is moving along on the next block at 626 Bushwick Avenue, and they’re also building townhouses and a rental project out of a Greenpoint warehouse at 79 Quay Street.