It’s a well-established fact that Williamsburg is past peak gentrification—you don’t have to look any further than Bedford Avenue to see how dramatically the neighborhood has changed. A 2005 rezoning of the waterfront spurred a development boom in the former artists’ enclave, and it hasn’t let up since—and now, the area’s reached the point where bougie chains (Whole Foods, Apple) have moved in.
But it’s not just apartments: The changes to the neighborhood have also prompted the creation of new office space like 25 Kent Avenue, its first ground-up office building in decades, and the Refinery, the reimagining of the Domino Sugar factory on the waterfront.
The upcoming L train shutdown will bring a new kind of challenge to the growth of the neighborhood, but developers remain undeterred. There are more than a dozen projects currently in various stages of development, all of which you can see below—be sure to let us know if we missed any in the comments.Read More