The hulking remains of Greenpoint Terminal Market once dominated West Street in Greenpoint, after a mysterious 10-alarm fire destroyed much of the former industrial complex in 2006. But the low-slung factories are finally giving way to towers. One developer has filed new building applications for a 19-story residential development at 27 West Street, between Calyer and Quay Streets, a block south of the old Terminal Market.
Financial District-based Zolo Construction & Development Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 684 Leonard Street, in central Greenpoint, two blocks south of the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 5,000 square feet in total, which works out to units averaging a rental-sized 714 square feet. Murat Simsek’s Nassau County-based engineering service Rocda is the applicant of record, and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Greenpoint’s current construction boom will soon yield a forest of new towers along the waterfront, but the neighborhood’s smaller infill development has also been significant. One such project in the latter category is 160 West Street, aka The Gibraltar, which has progressed quickly through the development pipeline, with permits first filed back in September of 2014. Early renderings were revealed by YIMBY in April, followed by a better look in June, and now we have interior images for the building.
Joseph Brunner has acquired a seven-building development assemblage spanning 1050-1066 Manhattan Avenue and 154 Eagle Street, in northern Greenpoint, for $18 million. The site is located seven blocks north of the G train’s Greenpoint Avenue stop, and consists of mostly three-story townhouses as well as a single-story shop. Planned is a mixed-use rental building, and if the inclusionary housing bonus is satisfied, the building could be as large as 74,000 square feet, according to The Real Deal.
In April, developer Yidel Hirsch filed plans to build a six-story apartment building on the site of a former chemical factory at 215 Freeman Street, on the corner of McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint. The Department of Buildings disapproved those plans, but he’s filed new building applications to develop another residential project across the street at 216 Freeman Street.