NEW YORK | 77-87 Commercial St | 429 + 331 + 80 FT | 40 + 30 + 7 FLOORS


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Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | Greenpoint Landing | (10 Towers) | 30-40 FLOORS:

Closing Bell: City Council Says OK to 77 Commercial Street

by Rebecca
12/20/13 4:00pm

Council Member Stephen Levin and the rest of the City Council voted today to approve the two controversial high-rise towers at 77 Commercial Street near the Greenpoint waterfront, according to Levin’s office. The 30- and 40-story towers will bring 200 units of affordable housing as well as $9,500,000 in city funding to create Box Street Park. Affordable housing will make up 28 percent of the total apartments, with a range of 40 to 125 percent Area Median Income.

The city and the developer will provide $14,000,000 in funding to relocate all of the vehicles currently at the park site, including MTA Access-a-Ride vehicles and Emergency Response Units. And the developer promises 9,500 square feet of open space around the two towers, “as a second fully landscaped walkway to serve as community access from the east” and a path to where Commercial Street dead-ends at the industrial waterfront. There will also be a free shuttle to the 7 and G trains (paid for by the developer), and the MTA will work with the developer to run a bus line along Commercial Street.

The development will include at least 5,000 feet of community space, and retailers must occupy less than 5,000 square feet, with preference given to neighborhood businesses. The developer is not allowed to lease to “big box” retailers.

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Demolition Imminent: 77 Commercial Street

BY: STEPHEN SMITH ON JULY 16TH 2014 AT 8:00 AM


77 Commercial Street, image by CetraRuddy

In December of last year, Greenpoint councilman Steve Levin gave 77 Commercial Street the all-important local thumbs-up, and the rest of City Council followed suit, voting to approve the project. Two towers are planned for the site – one 30 stories, the other 40 – on the condition that the developer set aside 200 of the 700 apartments to let at below-market rates, and include 5,000 square feet of community space.

The development was made possible by the purchase of air rights from the MTA, which, as Brownstoner explained last year, came with some conditions:

The city and the developer will provide $14,000,000 in funding to relocate all of the vehicles currently at the park site, including MTA Access-a-Ride vehicles and Emergency Response Units. And the developer promises 9,500 square feet of open space around the two towers, “as a second fully landscaped walkway to serve as community access from the east” and a path to where Commercial Street dead-ends at the industrial waterfront. There will also be a free shuttle to the 7 and G trains (paid for by the developer), and the MTA will work with the developer to run a bus line along Commercial Street.

Now, preparation of the site for development is underway, as permits were filed in June for the erection of a construction fence and sidewalk shed, and permits requested yesterday for the demolition of the site’s existing two-story structure.


77 Commercial Street, image via Google Maps

Joseph Chetrit and David Bistricer are the developers, and CetraRuddy – who spoke with YIMBY last month about 77 Commercial Street and other projects – is the architect.


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DOB Digest: Permits for 77 Commercial Street

BY: REID WILSON ON SEPTEMBER 17TH 2014 AT 11:30 AM

77 Commercial Street: Spanning 77-87 Commercial Street, in Greenpoint, “Waterview at Greenpoint LLC” has filed a slew of applications to construct a 40-story and 296-unit residential building of 247,504 square feet, a 30-story and 224-unit residential building of 170,156 square feet, and a six-story and 200-unit building of 230,149 square feet. CetraRuddy is the architect of record.