With so many new residential buildings on the rise in Williamsburg, it’s easy to forget about office development in the neighborhood. But that’s exactly what’s in store for 107 North 1st Street. The project will create 18,000 square feet of office space by integrating modern amenities into a historic brick building. The Melamed Architects-designed revamp will also bring a retail tenant into the first two floors.
According to the plan, the 61-foot tall structure will be gutted and converted into a modern office space with glass conference rooms, roof terrace conference space, and new building systems. The design makes use of the original material, including the brick walls and bare concrete flooring. The minimal material used for the ceiling lights, letting the office be as spacious as possible, best encapsulates the architect’s style.
The rooftop terrace will also afford views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines.
CTI International is responsible for the development.
The site is six blocks away from the Bedford Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. DOB approvals were obtained recently, with construction expected to begin this Spring.