Apartment buildings have sprouted on nearly every piece of available property near the Metropolitan Avenue L stop in Williamsburg, but one developer has decided to expand and convert a warehouse at 82 Ainslie Street instead of tearing it down.
YIMBY previously posted renderings of a tentative redesign and redevelopment set for the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn, and now we have another submission from the project’s competition, though evidently this creation was not selected. The design comes from Leeser Architecture and would have featured two residential towers in addition to new and revamped retail space.
Brooklyn Heights Cinema has gotten the final nail in its coffin. The existing nearly double height single-story structure at 70 Henry Street, which dates back to 1896, will be subsumed by a five-story building designed by Morris Adjmi, thanks to approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.
Lazer Waldman, doing business under an LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 985 Willoughby Avenue, just north of the Central Avenue subway stop in northern Bushwick. The building will measure 6,725 square feet, which puts the average unit at roughly 840 square feet. Charles Mallea’s M Architecture is designing, and demo permits were recently filed for the existing two-story, two-unit townhouse.
Meir Mizrachi has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 717 Sutter Avenue, in central East New York, a few blocks south and west of the Van Siclen stop on the C train. The building will measure 4,350 square feet, which means units will average 725 square feet each. Charles Mallea’s M Architecture is designing.