An aging brick church building at 120 Java Street in Greenpoint is about to become apartments and gain a few extra stories. Alteration applications were filed Friday to convert the structure to 18 apartments and add two floors to the three-story building.
Brooklyn-based Sand Castle Building has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit residential building at 525 Leonard Street, in southern Greenpoint, a block away from the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure 5,022 square feet in total, which means units will measure 1,004 square feet apiece. Two units will span across the first two levels, and three full-floor units will take up the remaining upper floors. Midtown South-based Issac & Stern Architects is the architect of record. An existing two-story house must first be demolished.
In mid-2014, Caerus Group acquired the three-story former Eberhard Pencil Factory building at 74 Kent Street, in Greenpoint, for $7.5 million. Now, the developer is converting the landmarked, 17,413 square-foot property into commercial space, according to Commercial Observer. Office space will be located on the second, third, and cellar levels, while retail space will occupy the ground floor. Each floor will feature outdoor space and 6,000 square feet of green space is planned on the roof. Hustvedt Cutler Architects is designing the conversion and completion is expected in the first half of 2016.
Eric Orlofsky, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 83 Eagle Street, in northern Greenpoint, eight blocks north of the G train’s stop at Greenpoint Avenue. The first floor will have one unit and the next two floors will accommodate two units each. The last unit will span the fourth floor along with a fifth-floor penthouse, according to the Schedule A. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be demolished.
Not much happened in the graffiti-covered lot at Greenpoint Avenue and West Street until this summer, when steel began to rise for a new apartment building. Now the structure at 50 Greenpoint Avenue has reached five stories, and YIMBY has photos, thanks to reader Tectonic.