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This Williamsburg Development Is Not Planning To Fit In

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A development site at 150 Hope Street in Williamsburg is on the market asking $1.95 million and, as a bonus, there are already plans in place for a seven-story building that will look completely unlike anything in the surrounding area. The design, drawn up by Design Laboratories, features a light, flat, metallic facade and also, apparently, a huge "150" at the ground level. We're not sure how to feel about the building, but it's clear that more architecture firms should include the word laboratories in their names.

The site was acquired in 2007 by David Ellis Real Estate for $675,000, public records show. The firm filed plans for a six-story, six-unit building and also at some point acquired 1,284 square feet of inclusionary floor area certificates, according to the listing. The current plans are for a seven-story, five-unit building (two 2BR duplexes, three 1BRs) containing a total of "nearly" 6,850 square feet of floor space.

· Development site at 150 Hope Street in Williamsburg asks $1.95 million [BuzzBuzz]
· Listing: Hope Street - $1,950,000 [Brown Harris Stevens]