PAUL’s 302 Broadway Tops Out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rendering of 302 Broadway. Designed by PAUL

Construction has topped out on 302 Broadway, a six-story mixed-use residential building located next to the elevated Marcy Avenue subway platform in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The reinforced concrete structure stands 65 feet tall and is currently covered in a thick layer of scaffolding and black netting. Designed by Brooklyn-based design firm PAUL and developed by Kazi Billah, 302 Broadway spans 26,070 square feet and will include 5,790 square feet of ground-floor retail space, 5,790 square feet of medical offices on the second floor, a 12-car garage on the third floor, and 24 residential units from the fourth to sixth floors. The site is bounded by Broadway, Marcy Avenue, and South Ninth Street, and overlooks the southbound lanes of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Photos from the adjacent subway station, servicing the J, M, and Z trains, show the state of 302 Broadway. It is a little difficult to see through the netting, but work on the waterproofing and installation of the windows is underway. Much progress has occurred since YIMBY’s update last September, when foundation work was still ongoing.

302 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

302 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

302 Broadway, photo by Michael Young

The building’s envelope is composed of a white-colored core surrounded by a charcoal-hued exterior featuring an irregular pattern of vertical paneling windows. The dark-clad section is topped in spacious outdoor terraces for residents. 302 Broadway is a relatively small-scale development compared to several nearby properties around Marcy Avenue and Broadway that are transforming this inland area of Williamsburg. Nonetheless, the building will still provide views of the Williamsburg Bridge, the dome of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, and the Manhattan skyline.

Rendering of 302 Broadway, Brooklyn – PAUL

Rendering of 302 Broadway, Brooklyn – PAUL

Rendering of 302 Broadway, Brooklyn – PAUL

302 Broadway is slated to be finished in September 2020, as noted on the construction fence.

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10 Comments on "PAUL’s 302 Broadway Tops Out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn"

  1. Why would you spend money to live next to an elevated train station? The zoning in NYC is a joke if this is an example of a productive development. Expensive and pretentious ?

    • Bigguy4U, living next to an MTA station is a convenience most people would pay for. With construction methods these days, you don’t hear the trains inside the building.

  2. I live a bit down the block at 282 Broadway, the trains on the elevated tracks run right outside my windows. People say you can get accustomed to anything. People are wrong.

  3. Christopher Rush | February 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm | Reply

    ez commute possibly a sleepy commute but an ex commute

  4. I used to have an office next to an El stop. You need to stop conversation every time a train goes by. I can not imagine living next to an El. There are new elevated construction that are quiet, like the JFK Air Train, but this is not one of them. And then the other side of the building overlooks the BQE? You’d have to be really desperate to want to live here.

  5. Wonder what type of glass they are using for the terrible sound they will hear from the subway.

  6. I just want to know if the land was free for this development. Based on the description of the building, it was an expensive project for few units. How are they expecting to get their money back?

  7. With new constructions and window treatments, you hear nothing from the outside, so train noise shouldn’t be an issue, assuming the windows are kept closed (EL-adjacent developments in Chicago have demonstrated this for years). Living right next to an MTA station has obvious convenience advantages.

  8. In-door parking for 12 ON THE 3rd FLOOR!!!! This needs explanation: Elevator or ramp? If it’s an elevator then disregard the EL noise.

  9. Isn’t it a copyright infringement to take screenshots of Google Street View, retouch out the watermarks and insert architectural renderings for publication?

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