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Heatherwood plots 135-unit Greenpoint resi development

Developer also planning 58-story LIC rental tower

October 06, 2015 11:30AM
By Rey Mashayekhi

16-22 Eckford Street Brooklyn

22 Eckford Street in Greenpoint

UPDATED, 5:20 p.m., Oct. 6: Heatherwood Communities is targeting Greenpoint for its latest residential project in Brooklyn, with plans for a 135-unit rental building at 22 Eckford Street, according to permit applications filed Tuesday with the Department of Buildings.

The Long Island-based developer is planning a seven-story building spanning more than 153,000 square feet of residential space, according to the filing. The project will include a 68-car enclosed parking garage, with amenities including a ground-floor lounge, game room and conference room.

Heatherwood closed on a $16 million acquisition of the property last week, according to Robert Klein of Williamsburg-based brokerage Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates. Klein and colleague Fred Rufrano represented Heatherwood in the transaction, though the seller was not disclosed.

Permits have yet to be filed to demolish a three-story commercial building and an adjacent one-story structure on the parcel at 16-22 Eckford Street, which would need to make way for the development.

But the planned residential building would hold 24 apartments on the second floor, 25 units on each of the third through sixth floors and 11 units on the seventh floor. Financial District-based Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is designing the project and confirmed the plans.

Heatherwood could not be reached for comment. The developer is currently building a 58-story rental tower at 42-12 28th Street in Long Island City — also designed by Goldstein, Hill & West — that will be one of Queens’ tallest residential buildings. Heatherwood secured $154 million in financing from PNC Bank for the project earlier this year.