421 Kent - luxury residential with individual pools, also rooftop terraced gardens -- Yahooooooo!
More details emerging -- looks as if there will be real profit at 421 Kent... The full-block lot at 421 Kent Avenue had expired permits for a Karl Fischer design when it last changed hands for $31.6 million in October. Chinese real estate company Xinyuan Real Estate Co. bought the property and is taking it in a different direction. The architects at WASA/Studio A are at work on a new building for the site, according to the firm's e-mail newsletter—that's a rendering of it above. The seven story-building will include "one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom luxury units with rooftop garden terraces and individual pools."
Things are finally moving forward at 421 Kent Avenue, the full-block Williamsburg site that's been in limbo since 2007. An application to actually, you know, build the building was filed with the Department of Buildings on July 22 (h/t Buzz Buzz Home). It's still pending, but the filing reveals a few more details about the project, being developed by Chinese real estate company Xinyuan Real Estate Co. We saw the new WASA/Studio A renderings in June, and now we know that there will indeed be 216 units, the same amount that was approved many moons ago before it stalled