Eastern Greenpoint has long been grittier and more industrial than its western sibling, but that hasn’t stopped developers from venturing to the area around the elevated Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a five-story apartment building at 19 Hausman Street, half a block north of the elevated highway that runs along Meeker Avenue. The 15-unit development will hold 13,733 square feet of residential space, and average units will measure 915 square feet.
The first floor will only have a lobby, and each of the remaining stories will include three or four units. There will also be a 15-car parking lot, which suggests that these will be condos. Zoning only calls for seven or eight parking spots for a 15-unit building in this neighborhood.
Rockville Centre-based Hadas Hakmon is the developer, and Syed Rizvi’s Rike Tech Associates applied for the permits.
A two-family wood frame house occupies the site, and plans have not yet been filed to knock it down.
This site isn’t too far from the Kosciuszko Bridge, the unsightly, four-lane steel structure that ferries the BQE across Newtown Creek. After engineers deemed the 77-year-old bridge structurally unsound, the Department of Transportation decided to tear it down and build a replacement. We checked in on the progress last October, when the columns of the new, cable-stayed span were rising along Cherry Street in Greenpoint.