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Another Jenga Building Will Bring More Rentals to Williamsburg

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Developer Moishe Loketch of the Loketch Group had his 15 minutes of fame earlier this year in an Awl profile, in which he harped on his strident belief in building better, for less money, in non-gentrified neighborhoods. Well it looks like Loketch has thrown that philosophy to the wind, because YIMBY reports that the developer is returning to Williamsburg, of all places, to develop a 10-unit rental building. The building will consume the current brick structure at the corner of South 3rd and Roebling streets, and will contain ten duplex four-bedroom rentals, all with washers and dryers and outdoor space. The apartments will average about 1,375 square feet apiece.

Surprisingly, given its look, the project architect is not prolific stacked box designers ODA and rather Charles Mallea (whose other building is in contention for the esteemed title of Ugliest Addition to Brooklyn.) The development will have 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, which might include the laundromat that now runs out of the building's base, YIMBY says. Demolition is underway at the site, but construction won't begin until all permits are approved by the DOB and being that alteration permits were filed yesterday, that might be a while.
· Revealed: Expansion At 207 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg [YIMBY]
· At Least One Developer Is Building Fancy Condos In Canarsie [Curbed]
· Which Building Will Be the Ugliest Addition to Brooklyn? [Curbed]