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First Look Inside Chetrit's New Williamsburg Hotel Project

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It's been well over a year since any news has come out of the giant hole in the ground on Metropolitan Avenue near the Lorimer stop on Union Avenue, but a little sleuthing has turned back a bunch of really good-looking, uber-hip, unseen renderings for a hotel and residential building that just may be coming to the long-dormant site at 500 Metropolitan Avenue. Discovered on Raad Studio's website, the renderings depict a modern behemoth of a building, presumably designed by architect of record Kutnicki Bernstein. Permits for the site, which were renewed as recently as January 14, say that the building will house a hotel, apartments and retail space.
Permits go on to elaborate that the 14-story building will have 188 hotel rooms on floors two through seven, and 59 apartments on floors eight through fourteen. The building will also have underground parking and below-grade facilities for catering and photography. The separate residential and hotel lobbies will give way to a ground-floor pool, underground and ground-floor retail, and basketball and tennis courts on the second floor terrace. Whether or not this is the building that will finally rise on the Meyer Chetrit-owned lot hasn't been confirmed, but it definitely rivals another five years of sidewalk-obscuring construction fencing.
· Chetrit Bro Plans Hotel, Residences, Retail Near Lorimer Stop [Curbed]
· All 500 Metropolitan Avenue coverage [Curbed]