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Chetrit Bro Plans Hotel, Residences, Retail Near Lorimer Stop

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A big lot on Metropolitan Avenue is getting a 14-story hotel with spaces for restaurants/bars and retail, with a 182-spot garage below and residences on top. The rendering above was posted on the site's blue plywood, which currently obscures a big pile of dirt. The previous architect of record for this triangular building with tiered setbacks was—shudder—Gene Kaufman, but it's now Kutnicki Bernstein. (Better?) The 150-foot-tall, 146,040-square-foot project—which is owned by Meyer Chetrit, brother of Joseph, though they don't always work together—is broken down into 56,584 square feet of commercial space and 89,186 square feet of residential space.

DOB filings for 500 Metropolitan Avenue show 234 "dwelling units," and it seems that the division between hotel rooms and apartments will come at the eighth floor. On that story and above, there are 50 units and a recreation area, while below there are 188 units, including two duplexes, that must be hotel rooms unless Chetrit is treading onto micro-unit territory. Permits also show a pool on the fourth floor, accompanied by a restaurant/bar with a 311-person capacity (so not exactly small). On the second floor, there's a planned terrace with basketball and tennis courts, and the ground floor will have some kind of retail. This area is hopping with construction. Another hotel, with 52 rooms, is going up across the street.
· All Chetrit Group coverage [Curbed]
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