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Chetrit Group’s Williamsburg Hotel Finally Getting Off the Ground

Plans call for the creation of 188 hotel rooms and 59 apartments

About four years after plans were first filed for the Chetrit Group's hotel and residential project set to rise at 500 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, construction work is finally moving forward at the site, 6sqft reports.

The building's frame is now above ground, and will eventually rise 14-stories high. Plans call for the creation of a 188 hotel rooms on floors two through seven, and 59 apartments on the floors above. The as yet unnamed hotel and residential project will have separate entrances. Amenities include basketball and tennis courts, and a ground floor swimming pool.

It's not exactly clear who the architect on the project is however. Permits approved from earlier this year reveal it to be Kunicki Bernstein Architects and Gene Kaufman Architect. The most recent renderings for the project however have been created by Raad Studio.

Chetrit purchased the lot on which the hotel will rise for $1.4 million in 2007, according to property records.