The face of New York City is continually changing. Case in point: a small building on Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn, whose transformation YIMBY has a peek at today.
The building in question is 222 Livingston Street. It’s a nearly 100-year-old, four story structure situated between Hoyt Street and Elm Place. The mixed-use building is being enlarged and the project’s architect, Dan Sehic of Chelsea-based C3D Architecture, sent along a couple renderings.
The enlargement won’t involve a change of use, as there will still be one retail unit, followed by one office unit and two full-floor residential units above. However, the additional 12 feet of height will allow the fourth floor residential unit to have a small mezzanine level and new staircase.
“The new building owner wanted to change and modernize the building’s look considering the brand new adjacent building,” Sehic told YIMBY, referring to 220 Livingston Street, a 25-story, 368 unit mixed-use structure that topped out earlier this year.
As for the new look of 222 Livingston Street, Sehic said he likes the “design of the street façade with [a] combination of dark zinc metal panels, gray brick, dark and light window mullions and clear thermal glass.”
The project still needs DOB approval, but construction could start by the end of June. Sehic says construction will take six to eight months.