The Department of City Planning has certified Rabsky Group’s application to rezone a two-block development site located in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg, marking the beginning of the project’s public review process, known as the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). As currently proposed, the project would contain a total 1,146 residential units across four buildings, DNAinfo reported. The site, at 200 Harrison Street, consist of the blocks bound by Union and Harrison avenues and Walton and Gerry streets.
Twenty-five percent of the apartments, 287 units, would be designated as affordable and rent at below-market rates. The number of affordable units is down from an initial 30 percent, but the change means that the apartments designated as affordable will rent for less money. The remaining 859 apartments would rent at market rates. Ground-floor retail space and public green space is also part of the plans. Two buildings along Harrison Avenue would top out at 10 stories, while the other two, along Union Avenue, would rise 14 stories.
The next step in the public review process is a hearing at Community Board 1 hearing, which has not yet been scheduled. The two blocks are currently vacant.