Tuesday, February 18, 2014
From IBZ property to luxury condos
Two apartment buildings boasting amenities including a rooftop dog walk are set to rise on the gritty border of Bushwick in Brooklyn and Ridgewood in Queens, further proof of the area's transformation.
The brick-and-glass buildings, both designed by architect Ariel Aufgang, are planned for 83 Bushwick Place in Brooklyn, and 176 Woodward Ave. in Queens. Together they will have a total of 108 units.
The 88-unit Ridgewood project, on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Starr Street, is currently in a manufacturing zone, but the developer, Slate Property Group, is seeking permits from the city to recast the parcel for residential use. The four-story structure was designed to look like an assemblage of smaller properties, according to Mr. Aufgang, and may feature amenities like a rooftop dog walk, as well as a gym, a garage and ground-floor retail.
Mr. Schwartz said while the buildings will have luxury-level finishes, he sees them commanding market-rate rents and creating an option for people being priced out of units farther east.
A rooftop dog walk? I guess Skylar and Dakota from Peoria and their purebred don't want to mix with the exotic hoi polloi out with their pit bulls. See previously. I also guess that the IBZ didn't entice this owner to keep the property one for manufacturing.