Construction is underway for a set of two-family townhouses at the northwest corner of Grand Street and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg. The eyesore of a vacant lot at 50 Marcy Avenue and 349-353 Grand Street will give way to four identical rowhouses designed by KMP Design and Engineering with Patoma Partners as the developers. According to the building permits, each townhouse will have approximately 9,500 square feet of residential space and 5,500 square feet of commercial space. The ground floors will feature offices and retail and the collective eight apartments are planned to have four bedrooms each.
Here’s our first look at a 15,000-square-foot, four-story rental building anticipated for a small 5,000-square-foot lot in North Williamsburg. The development will expand upon an existing one-story garage at 202-204 North 10th Street, and ultimately carve out four duplex rentals. All units will have terraces, and the ground floor will house two retail spaces, one of which will be a restaurant. A rendering posted on Studio Esnal‘s website depicts the project clad in a simple galvanized metal skin with three rows of deeply inset square windows. Details of the flowering rainforest spilling from the roof are not provided.