Since the state re-opened applications the loft law in July, YIMBY has noticed a few filings from industrial landlords who want to legalize apartments in their illegally converted loft buildings. Yesterday we spotted one for 304 Boerum Street in East Williamsburg, where the owner is trying once again to get a new certificate of occupancy.
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.
Yesterday, we checked in on Two Trees’ new tower at 286 Ashland Place, where construction is making rapid headway. Work seems to be moving at a similar place at 333 Schermerhorn Street, just a few blocks away, where Douglas Steiner’s 53-story project dubbed “The Hub” is now roughly two-thirds of the way to its pinnacle, per the latest from Tectonic.
The controversial redevelopment of Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery has attracted plenty of press in recent months, but the another huge brewery complex across the street is about to get a new lease on life. A group of investors paid $33.7 million for the former Schlitz bottling plant at 95 Evergreen Avenue in January, and now they’ve released renderings of its future as offices and retail.
Ocean Avenue in Midwood is positively booming with residential construction. And today we have another project to add to the list at 1924 Avenue M, on the corner of Ocean Avenue.