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19-Story Building Slated for Greenpoint Waterfront Joins High-Rise Boom

By Serena Dai | September 8, 2015 6:01pm
 Developers have proposed a 19-story tower for 27 West St.
Developers have proposed a 19-story tower for 27 West St.
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GREENPOINT —  A 19-story mixed-use building has been proposed for the Greenpoint waterfront, according to Department of Building records.

Developer Halycon Management filed plans for the new high-rise at 27 West St., at Quay Street, on Tuesday, The Real Deal reported.

The plan, which is pending approval, calls for a 190-foot-tall building with 234 apartments. Low-income housing will be part of the development, though the plans did not clarify how much.

The proposal also includes more than 3,800 square feet of community-facility space and more than 5,800 square feet of commercial space, records show.

It will also feature 120 parking spaces, 177 bicycle parking spaces, storage space, laundry rooms and outdoor recreation space.

The developer of 27 West St. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

At 19-stories, the project would join the skyscraper boom that's taking over the Brooklyn skyline.

Already, thousands of apartments in glassy high-rises are expected to go up by 2019 in the borough once primarily known for brownstones and mid-rise buildings, according to a study by real estate firm CityRealty.

Greenpoint alone will be home to some 15 towers and more than 3,000 apartments, numbers largely driven by the Greenpoint Landing mega-project and its tallest building at 39 stories.

Several other new developments surrounding 27 West St. are already under way, signaling a residential transformation of the area largely destroyed by a fire at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse.

A long-delayed, six-story condo building at 50 Greenpoint Ave., which was sold in 2006 for $4.3 million, was full of construction activity on Tuesday.

A lot at 26 West St., sold in 2014 for $12.7 million, will soon host a seven-story building with 96 units, according to Department of Buildings filings.

And a former warehouse at 79 Quay St., across the street from 27 West St., is expected to be transformed into a six-story building with 64 units. It sold for $3.8 million.

In total, 27 West St. will more than double the number of new apartments rising on industrial West Street, south of Greenpoint Avenue.