Permits Filed: 650 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg

650 Metropolitan Avenue, image via Google Maps650 Metropolitan Avenue, image via Google Maps

One of the few vacant lots left in prime Williamsburg is about to become an apartment building. New building applications were filed yesterday for a six-story, seven-unit development at 650 Metropolitan Avenue, only a block from the Lorimer stop on the L and G trains.

Those seven apartments will be spread across 9,488 square feet of residential space, yielding condo-sized average units measuring 1,355 square feet. A 1,400-square-foot retail space will fill the ground floor, followed by one to two apartments per story.

The 10,877-square-foot development will also have a roof deck and storage in the cellar. It won’t include a garage because the project is too small to trigger the city’s parking requirements.

Asdrubal Franco of Domo Architecture will design the building, and Andres Azpurua of Upper East Side-based Onsite Project Consulting is developing it.

Azpurua’s LLC scooped up the 3,200-square-foot lot for $3,475,000 in March, shelling out roughly $314 for each buildable square foot. While that seems expensive, it actually sold for less than its asking price, $3,600,000.

The previous developer was Astral Weeks, who’s also in the process of trying to unload a residential development site in the heart of industrial East Williamsburg. Raymond Roubeni, who heads the Great Neck-based firm, had originally filed plans to develop 650 Metropolitan back in 2011.

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