Last October, YIMBY reported on new building applications for a small site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 115 Broadway. Despite its size, the narrow lot is bound by South 6th Street and Bedford Avenue, making it very visually prominent, and today we have the reveal for its eventual occupant, which will certainly be eye-catching.
The structure is being designed by DXA Studio and will span a mere 5,040 square feet in total, which is on the very small side for new commercial development. There will be four floors; the cellar, ground floor, and upper mezzanine level will be occupied by retail, the second level will have office space, and the third floor will have a community facility.
Breaking down the square footage by components, 3,785 square feet will be divided between the retail and office, while 1,168 square feet will go to the community facility.
With significant headaches impending across Williamsburg due to the imminent L Train shutdown, 115 Broadway is in a relatively fair position, located only five blocks from the Marcy Avenue stop for the J, M, and Z trains, where service will continue unimpeded.
Design-wise, 115 Broadway promises to vastly improve the lot beyond its current vacant condition. Despite the glassy facade, the building will hardly feel ultra-contemporary, with a Flatiron-esque envelope giving it a more historic look. Massive windows will also ensure passers-by can see clearly into the retail portion, and from a pedestrian perspective, the development certainly appears to be geared for success.
A daytime version of the building is also available, however the details aren’t quite as clear as the nighttime rendering. It appears the facade will be terra cotta or something visually similar.
No completion date has been formally announced but given the small scope of the project, 2018 or early 2019 would seem likely. Cayuga Capital is the developer.