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Gene Kaufman to design Williamsburg mixed-use building

Prolific New York architect Gene Kaufman has been tapped to design a seven-story mixed-use building at 56 North Street, near Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg.

Developer Ronit Realty LLC has plans for a 53-unit site with ground-floor retail space and a roof terrace. Floors three through seven will have apartments. Ronit bought the site in 1998, BuzzBuzzHome reported, citing city property records. It filed permits in April to demolish the one-story warehouse on the lot.

Kaufman has also worked on the Residences at the Williamsburg, the Decora and the Lucent in the neighborhood. [BuzzBuzzHome]Mark Maurer