An old church building in Greenpoint will be converted into an 18-unit apartment building, NY YIMBY reports. Located at 120 Java Street, the building was used as a parish hall by the nearby Church of the Ascension, until developers purchased the site in July.
The transformation of the Church will see the addition of two floors to the existing three story building, and create a total of 23,145 square feet of space. The average apartment size will be a relatively large 1,300 square feet.
The existing building, with its red brick facade was constructed in the 1930s, according to YIMBY, and is situated on an otherwise quiet residential block in Greenpoint with with several townhouses.
The developers, Horrigan Companies, purchased the site in July for $4.05 million, but they haven't decided if they want to the new building to be rentals or condos. Christa Horrigan of Horrigan O'Malley architects is designing the building.
This church now joins dozens other places of worship across the city that are being transformed into residential units.