September 12, by Nathaly Pesantez
Demolition paperwork has been filed for a one-story building at the steps of Marcy Ave station in Williamsburg that is likely to make way for a six-story development in its place, building records show.
The one-story building at 302 Broadway, which is 15-feet high, is bordered by Marcy Ave, Broadway, and S 9th St, and sits above the Brooklyn-Queens expressway underpass. A Uni-Med Pharmacy and Family Health Care occupies the building. The site also housed Rainbow, the now-closed women’s clothing store.
The demolition plans, filed on Sept. 11, come close to nine months after an initial filing to construct a six-story, 65-foot mixed-use building at the site. The plans show a potential 18 dwelling units built in 14,488 square-feet of space within the top 3 floors, a parking space on the third floor capable of fitting 12 cars, a 5,790 square-foot doctor’s office for the second floor, and 5,790 square-foot of space allocated for commercial space on the first floor. The application for the new building, totaling 26,068 square-feet of space, however, was rejected because of incomplete drawing plans.
Kazi Billah, the owner of 302 Broadway, said that the Manhattan-based architecture firm, David Turner Architect, is still working out final plans for the building to come, which will largely retain plans from the initial filing. The first floor will still be reserved for commercial space, and there could be more than the proposed 18 dwelling units.
If the demolition plans are approved, it will be carried out by the Hunters Point-based H&O Engineering, which specializes in demolitions.