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26 July 2013

Quadriad Townhouses [✜]

The row houses at the former Quadriad site - the longest running development saga in neighborhood history - are finally, finally finished and ready to go market. If you count the time spent trying to turn this project into a 23-story building, these row houses have been at least seven years in the making.

The row houses themselves - designed by RKT&B and Stan Allen - are very nice, particularly the way they are set back from the street to create a sort of public/private area of front yards. But $2.4 million a pop, for a house that is less than 15' wide?

Quadriad Blossoms

A few months ago, Brownstoner had a post wondering about the status of the Quadriad site on Bedford and North 3rd. Things were looking awfully quiet at the time, but shortly thereafter, work picked up. And they certainly have made progress since then – this morning, for the first time, the concrete and rebar could […]

19 July 2008

Quadriad Buys Quadriad Site [✜]

I thought they owned it already, but apparently not. I wonder if the final purchase price was contingent on the FAR Quadriad could win through their proposed rezoning?

18 August 2007

A Quadriad Update? [✜]

City Limits' recent article on the use of affordable housing as a wedge to gain acceptance for large development projects has one or two interesting tidbits on the Quadriad project. When last we heard from Quadriad, Community Board 1 had voted down a committee recommendation to support the Quadriad project and others like it throughout the neighborhood (but not before Quadriad withdrew its proposal to the Board). Quadriad is now saying that they withdrew the proposal to make changes (not really true), and that they will return to the Board with a new proposal next month (probably true - they return to the Board almost every other month with a new proposal).

We told you there'd be a sequel.

Quadriad Reprieve

Last night, Brooklyn’s Community Board #1 voted to table the proposed resolution in support of the Quadriad project. The motion to table came after it became clear that many Board members did not understand the full scope and impact of the Quadriad plan. Based on the close vote at the Land Use committee last week, […]

Quadriad: Still waiting

Quadriad controls the vacant lot in the foreground, but not the skeleton beyond. (Photo: rsguskind) Quadriad was back at Community Board #1 last night, but that’s about the only news. When Henry Wollman of Quadriad met with CB1′s Land Use committee in early March, he promised to bring a full presentation to the Board. Last […]

5 December 2012

SL Green Comes to Williamsburg [✜]

The behemoth Manhattan office landlord is buying the still-not-quite-completed, longest-lived-construction-project on the Northside. I guess this closes the book on the Quadriad saga.

50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

The L Magazine has published its annual list of the best blocks in Brooklyn – an eclectic and fun 29-page clickfest through the entire borough. Some annotated local highlights: 11. Best Example of Gentrified Ugliness: North 3rd between Berry and Bedford. Quadriad’s development on the south side street (fully rented out on the retail side, […]

26 September 2011

Economic Downturn Breeds Stalled Construction Sites [✜]

After commenting earlier today that the number of stalled sites seemed to be dropping quickly, this article appeared in Google alerts:

Williamsburg and Greenpoint saw a pre-recession development boom. Since 2009, approximately half of the city's stalled sites have been located in these neighborhoods. Currently, 92 sites are inactive in the area, compared to 129 in all of Manhattan.

I've always been skeptical of the City's official count of stalled sites, both in terms of undercounting and overcounting (which means the gross number might be roughly accurate, but the actual site list probably isn't). It would be interesting to map actual vs. perceived stalled sites and see where the discrepancies lie. Certainly there are still some big ones, like the Domsey site illustrated in the Epoch Times article, the North 4th and Bedford hulk, and the South 4th sites on and near Bedford, but often they have very atypical back stories (epic bankruptcies, construction accidents, lawsuits and the like). But a number of prominent stalled sites are back in construction or nearly so, including 111 Kent, the North 6th and Wythe site (steel is going up) and North 1st and Kent steel skeleton.

Quadraid Fills In

Quadriad’s North 3rd Street infill Another data point for the continued growth of construction in Williamsburg – Quadriad has (rather quickly) moved forward on the infill portion of its North 3rd Street development. The Bedford Avenue piece finished some time ago, and the Berry section is about to come online. Now the in-between bit is […]