A grand-scale illuminated ‘Welcome’ sign will soon crown 30 Columbia Heights, the former Jehovah’s Witness headquarters in Brooklyn Heights. The welcome sign will be installed at the end of the month in tall red lettering and replace the ‘Watchtower’ sign that stood above the Brooklyn waterfront for nearly 50 years.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story school building at 489 State Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Located between Third Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, the lot is two blocks north of the Atlantic Avenue-Barclay Center subway station, serviced by the B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains. New York City Educational Construction Fund is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 217 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Located between Freeman Street and Eagle Street, the lot is a short walk from the Greenpoint Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Idan Shitrit under the 217 Franklin Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Detailed floorplans have surfaced for a new residential building at 718 Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Designed by Robert Bianchini of Arc Architecture + Design Studio, the property is currently in pre-construction phases and will replace an aging, Italianate-style residential building that dates back to the early 1900s.
Permits have been filed for a 40-story mixed-use building at 100 Flatbush Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Located between Schermerhorn Street and State Street, the lot is two blocks from the Atlantic Terminal-Barclay Center subway station, serviced by the 2, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, and R trains. Alloy Development, listed as the owner behind the applications, is developing 80 Flatbush on the adjacent plot, a complex that includes one of the tallest buildings in the borough.