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Resi plans filed for Brunner’s Greenpoint assemblage

Brooklyn investor eyes 90-unit mixed-use development on Manhattan Avenue

April 18, 2016 04:55PM
By Rey Mashayekhi

Joseph Brunner Greenpoint

1066 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint

UPDATED, 4:37 p.m., April 19: Brooklyn investor Joseph Brunner’s plans for a Greenpoint assemblage emerged Monday, with a Department of Buildings permit application detailing a new 90-unit mixed-use residential development going up on the site.

Brunner acquired the seven-building development site at 1050-1066 Manhattan Avenue and 154 Eagle Street in August – paying seller Kajo Realty $18 million, or $317 per square foot, as The Real Deal first reported.

While the properties contain nearly 57,000 buildable square feet as of right, permit applications specify a new seven-story residential building spanning just under 74,000 square feet – with the developer set to utilize the city’s inclusionary housing program to upzone the planned rental project, as previously indicated.

In addition to a ground-floor commercial component likely to be used as retail space, the building will hold 18 units on its second and third floors, 16 apartments on the fourth floor, 14 units on the fifth floor and 12 apartments on each of the sixth and seventh floors. There will also be a rooftop recreation area for tenants.

Demolition permits have yet to be filed for a mix of three-story townhouses and a one-story commercial building on the assemblage. Neither Brunner nor Karl Fischer, the project’s architect of record, could be reached for comment.

The DOB filing also mistakenly listed real estate development firm HAP Investments, led by Eran Polack, as an “owner representative” – on the project. But a representative for the firm confirmed to TRD on Tuesday that HAP has no involvement in the project.

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