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Contaminated Williamsburg Site Getting 50 Rentals and a Diner

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It turns out that Triangle Court, the name given to a long-in-the-works project just east of the BQE in Williamsburg, is much more than a mini-mall. The building at Grand and Keap Streets had a ceremonial groundbreaking earlier this week attended by Mayor Bloomberg, and when all is said and done, Triangle Court will have six floors and 50 market-rate rentals in addition to its retail. Bloomberg was on hand, the Brooklyn Eagle reports, because this is a politician-friendly brownfield cleanup. An old gas station on part of the land was demolished a while back. Now let's talk about the shopping options!

Triangle Court will have a pharmacy, diner, other small businesses and absolutely no affordable housing, much to the chagrin of some. There might also be more to come. It looks like the building, designed by architect Dinah Klamert of KOH Architecture, won't take up the entire triangle. Here's a look at the site, which is surrounded by new developments, before the cleanup and construction begins:

· Cleanup Begins On Contaminated Williamsburg Site [Brooklyn Eagle]
· Whoa, get a load of how pissed off Vito Lopez is at the mayor! [Brooklyn Paper]