North Williamsburg is one step closer to getting its first new office building in half a century. Yesterday, the full City Council approved a special permit with a new kind of industrial and commercial zoning for the eight-story project at 25 Kent Avenue.
Brooklyn-based property owner Anthony Wala has filed applications to expand the single-story manufacturing warehouse at 325 Calyer Street, in Greenpoint, into a four-story, 36,894-square-foot mixed-use commercial structure. Manufacturing space, making up 18,894 square feet, would be located on the ground, mezzanine, and second floors. Medical office space, totaling 18,000 square feet, would be located on the third and fourth floors. There would also be a 60-car garage on the ground floor. Jeffrey L. Kamen’s NoHo-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 18,894-square-foot, block-thru lot is located eight blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G train. The filings come on the heels of plans for a six-story, car repair-office building at 305 Calyer Street.
Brooklyn-based property owner Albert Faks has filed applications for a two-story, 27,381-square-foot commercial warehouse at 749 East 43rd Street, in southern East Flatbush, located 14 blocks from the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The facility will host food products manufacturing space on the ground floor, and accessory office and storage space on the second floor, according to the Schedule A. The 30-foot-tall structure will rise on a 27,500-square-foot plot currently partially occupied by a single-story warehouse. Permitsto to raze the existing building haven’t been filed yet, which means the new structure will probably rise on the vacant southern portion of the property. Brooklyn-based Felix Pustylnik is the applicant of record.
It was revealed in May of 2015 that New Jersey-based Steiner Equities Group, selected by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, would be redeveloping the corner of Flushing Avenue and Navy Street into a multi-building commercial complex. Now, the developer has filed applications for three of the four planned buildings. At the corner of Flushing and Navy, filed under 1 Flushing Avenue, a new single-story, 12,600-square-foot retail building is planned. Directly to the east, at 3 Flushing Avenue, a two-story, 36,645-square-foot retail building is in the works. To the north of 1 Flushing Avenue along Navy Street, at 25 Navy Street, another two-story retail building measuring 41,200 square feet is planned. A fourth building, this one five stories in height, is planned at 21 Flushing Avenue. That structure, to total 248,489 square feet, will include a 74,000-square-foot Wegmans market and 126,000 square feet of industrial space. S9 Architecture is the design architect. Steiner is ground-leasing the property in a 96-year lease, which is currently scattered with the crumbling remains of Admiral’s Row. Two of the dilapidated buildings along the corridor are being restored, but the rest are to be demolished. Completion is expected in 2017.
Developers Elberon Development Group and the Avidan Group have broken ground on a 90,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility at 925 Julia Street, located within Elizabeth, New Jersey’s northeastern industrial section near Newark Liberty International Airport. The structure will have two 45,000-square-foot units, featuring 36-foot-tall ceilings, up to 24 loading docks, and an 80-trailer parking lot. Pilot Freight Services has already signed a 45,000-square-foot lease in the building, according to Law.com. The site – bound by Julia Street, Henry Street, and Fairmount Avenue – has largely sat long vacant. Completion is expected in September.