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Dumbo residential conversion approved by LPC on second attempt

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The project is expected to create about 50 apartments

Via Alloy Development

A planned residential conversion in Dumbo, spearheaded by Alloy, was swiftly approved on the second try at the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. The approval comes just a few weeks after the LPC sent Alloy’s proposal back to the drawing board with some minor tweaks.

Tuesday’s outing seemed to be a much easier feat for Alloy on the whole—The LPC still wasn’t quite satisfied with the paint color the developer had proposed for the project, but Alloy can now work with the LPC at staff level to fix that before construction gets underway.

As plans stand right now, Alloy wants to convert the former paint manufacturing buildings at 42-50 Jay Street, into about 50 condos, with small additions on each building. Though the buildings have dramatically different facades on the exterior, they’re connected on the inside, and Alloy plans to maintain the differentiation on the outside. The development will also feature an interior courtyard, which will further work to tie in the two buildings.

Prior to this residential conversion, the buildings were home to a rehab and treatment center run by Phoenix House.