BNF Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 37,620 square-foot automobile manufacturing facility spanning 607-611 West 47th Street, on the Far West Side, past Eleventh Avenue. Bohler Engineering NY is the architect of record, and an existing two-story auto-repair shop must first be demolished.
The low-rise brick structures housing the Brooklyn Bowl and Brooklyn Brewery — spanning 61-71 Wythe Avenue, in northern Williamsburg — are on the market, reports Crain’s Business. Although leases don’t expire for a couple more years, if community space is included, up to 170,000 square-feet of mixed-use commercial and community-use development rights could be utilized. The assemblage is being valued at over $50 million.
The site of a recent large-scale fire on Williamsburg’s northern waterfront — the burned-down warehouse located at 5 North 11th Street — may be on the path for redevelopment, or so the property’s owner hopes. Crain’s Business reports the property — likely valued at $500 million — boasts roughly 600,000 square feet of commercial air rights, and could be rezoned for residential if approved by city council, however earlier prospects to designate the land as park space may foil any redevelopment prospects.
It’s unusual to see thoughtful design for manufacturing space, but that’s exactly what YIMBY has here with this glass and steel structure coming to 50-02 97th Place, which will replace a low-slung warehouse in Corona, Queens.