A one-story department store in East Williamsburg is being replaced an 8-story Gene Kaufman rental building?and it might look like that thing you see at right. Bedford + Bowery first reported the plans, which call for a 62-unit rental at 774 Grand Street near the Grand Street L train stop. We pulled the rendering from Kaufman's website, and while it's not labeled as 774 Grand, the location and size description sound like the same project: "Adjacency to a subway station and the irregular lot complicated the design and approval process. The 8-story steel-framed building contains 80,000 square feet and 61 apartments." The building will be joined by a four-story, seven-unit building on the other side of the block at 213 Maujer Street. The two structures will be connected and share the amenities? fitness center, three roof terraces, and onsite parking?of 774 Grand.
Dean Marchi of Grand Street Development is the project's developer, and they are working with the Kamson Corporation and Hanini Group. Twenty percent of the 62 units will be affordable, and plans are currently pending with the Department of Buildings. Bedford + Bowery says the current building will likely be demolished, but no demo permits have been filed.
UPDATE: It turns out that Gene Kaufman is actually the architect of record for the project, and the Meshberg Group is doing the design. New renderings of the exterior and interior are in our near future.
· Another Day, Two New Gene Kaufman Buildings For Williamsburg [B+B]
· Gene Kaufman [official]