BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON JULY 18TH 2014 AT 6:30 AM
The first renderings for Adam America’s 190 South 1st Street have been posted to the firm’s website, revealing the 13-story condominium development that will soon revitalize a forlorn corner of Williamsburg. Eran Chen of ODA is the architect of record.
Permits for the development were disapproved in May, but likely due to administrative reasons. 190 South 1st Street will total 38,957 square feet, with 30,693 square feet of residential space divided between 32 units. An additional 8,264 square feet will be used by a community facility, and the Schedule A indicates the first and second floors will include classrooms and a day care.
Adam America’s page notes that apartments will range from studios to 3-bedrooms, so the mix will be wide; ODA’s plan for the site is significantly nicer than most developments rising in Williamsburg. The previous design has seen significant revisions, and 190 South 1st Street has received a major upgrade; the extruded facade appears to be masonry or concrete, and contrasts pleasantly against floor to ceiling glass.
The end result incorporates balconies throughout the structure, and will include outdoor space above the community facility, activating the rooftop. In terms of both design and form, 190 South 1st Street will represent a major improvement for the neighborhood, and hopefully other Williamsburg developers will follow Adam America’s visually appealing lead.
No completion date for the project has been announced, but demolition filings for an on-site structure at 715 Driggs Avenue were issued in March.