New 107-unit resi project slated for Key Food in Williamsburg

Six-story building would include nearly 26K sf of retail, including grocery store
December 14, 2015 02:55PM

The corner of Grand and Lorimer streets in Williamsburg is set to house a new six-story rental building holding 107 apartments, according to building permit applications filed with the Department of Buildings.

The development at 575 Grand Street would replace a Key Food grocery store currently standing at the location, with the 107 units spanning nearly 110,000 square feet of residential space and an additional, nearly 26,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and cellar levels.

The project’s second through fifth floors would each hold 23 apartments while the sixth floor would house 18 units, and amenities would include a rooftop recreation area. A sub-cellar would also hold a 72-car garage.

Key Food owner Pat Conte, listed as property owner on the permit applications, told New York YIMBY that the grocery store would not close during or after construction of the development – though the nearly 26,000 square feet of retail slated for the project is three times larger than Key Food’s current 8,500 square foot footprint.

Conte also indicated that the project would hold rentals, according to New York YIMBY, with the 107 apartments set to average 1,027 square feet each. Garment District-based Marin Architects is the architect of record. [NY YIMBY]Rey Mashayekhi