Soon to be Parks and true skyscrapers. This plot is the northern end of the Domino Sugar site redevelopment. Billions of dollars are going into this mega-site plan, and the big question for many is how the existing infrastructure will support development of this scale.
The site of a gas station, it's currently in transition to be a restaurant, bar, or whatever else.
One of the last of its kind, though there are others. This building's facade tells the story of the tenants. Various window types, residential curtains, satelite dishes, etc..
There are not many left like this around Northern Brooklyn. The new value of property like this entices long-time owners to sell, and often the new owners renovate. Those who hang on to their real estateare watching the value skyrocket.
Industrial and light manufacturing spacesare all threatened by rising rent, rising mortgages, rising taxes, etc.. Developers target spaces like this with the promise of huge dividends per square foot, threatening businesses that have been around for many years. Zoning is being altered and a single plot can often go skyward for many stories and generate revenue for a property many times over what the original, single story business could do.
Technipoly, the business that reided there making plastic bags for decades has recently shuttered. The land value versus building value here is clear. With new neighbors like Brooklyn Bowl, Wythe Hotel, and the coming W Hotel, this property is certain to change. Probably vertically.
A vacant lot that won't be vacant for long. Flanked by The Wythe Hotel here on the left of the picture and the soon to be built W Hotel across the street, this property is worth far more to the developers than it's previous role as industrial machinery storage could ever be.
Just south of the Wythe Hotel is another vacant lot with a deep foundation being laid. It'll be many stories tall.
A dead giveaway for the future of this lot can be divined from the lack of windows on what will be a neighboring wall to new construction.
This site will feature a large residential unit, probably zoned for business on the ground floor.
Smaller properties such as this have been steadil developed into smaller condos and rental units. A negative aspect of this development is that that manu of these lots were vacant and turned into parking for roughly 10 to 30 cars, and all of the vehicles have been turned loose onto the streets creating a parking problem unlike anything that Williamsburg has ever seen.
The sign says that it'll be commercial. Who knows?
In addition to a pretty rainbow, this view shos the typical new condo buildings projecting past the existing roofline. The unfinished construction just left of the center is some sort of school. Amax Printing in the foreground was recently evacuated. The floor plan is large, but a multi-story unit might well take its place.
As the surrounding properties grow skyward, this one is holding on.