The blocks of Greenpoint are hardly renowned for their historic architecture, which is why it is confusing that applications for a new building in the neighborhood would even have to go through the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval process. But with plastic-sided housing now vulnerable to the politics of nostalgia, even sites like 111 Noble Street must navigate the city’s tendrils of red tape.
Another new development will soon rise in the blocks that mesh Greenpoint and Williamsburg into a cohesive urban whole, with building applications filed for 146 Bayard Street. Charles Mallea will be designing the six-story project, which will have a total residential floor area of 31,646 square feet, to be divided amongst 46 units. At an average size of under 700 square feet, rentals would appear very likely. Solomon Feder of Velocity Framers is listed as the developer, and the site is currently occupied by a one-story warehouse.
The Brooklyn waterfront is now booming across several neighborhoods, with Greenpoint among the areas seeing a substantial amount of progress. YIMBY previously revealed preliminary designs for the building coming to 13-15 Greenpoint Avenue, and now we have the updated renderings, as the project continues making its way through the planning process.
For months now, a new high-rise under construction in Brooklyn has had its work lights shining along the East River. Now, that building, located at 21 India Street (a.k.a. 10 Huron Street) and dubbed The Greenpoint, is receiving its façade.
An anonymous Chinatown-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 11-unit residential building at 81 McGuinness Boulevard, in southern Greenpoint. The project will measure 11,768 square feet and its residential units should average 752 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Maspeth-based Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the architect of record. The 2,500-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.