Just as the MTA considers a lengthy L train shutdown to repair flood damage from Hurricane Sandy, the Department of City Planning has kicked off the approval process for Williamsburg’s first new office building in decades. But the rezoning for the development at 25 Kent Avenue includes a policy that could shape industrial areas throughout the city. It would create a special district that allows developers to trade light manufacturing space for extra office space.
Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is building small rental and condo projects from Williamsburg to Flatbush, and yesterday they ventured just over the Bushwick border to Ridgewood. Plans were filed yesterday for two identical, five-story apartment buildings at 16-61 and 16-71 Summerfield Street, three blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the L train.
One of the last large, vacant lots in central Harlem is about to become an apartment building. The property’s longtime owners, the Fane family, have filed plans to erect a 10-story residential development on the plot at 305 West 128th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue.
It was back in October of 2014 that YIMBY reported on developer Jeffrey Gershon acquiring the property at 906 Prospect Place in Brooklyn. It was in late November of 2015 that his design team went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission with their proposal for a new apartment building on the site. On Tuesday of this week, the team went back before the LPC and got approval for their revised design.
When we last checked in with 172 Madison Avenue in November, only 14 stories of concrete had risen at the corner of 33rd Street. Now the condo tower stands 25-stories-tall, and YIMBY has a peek at the construction progress thanks to photos from Tectonic.