Old Church To Become Modern Apartments in Greenpoint Conversion

Old Church To Become Modern Apartments in Greenpoint Conversion
A rendering of the new apartments that will make use of the old church at 120 Java Street (Rendering via SL Development)

GREENPOINT – The old brick church at 120 Java Street will be getting a dramatic upgrade as it’s converted into apartments, renderings reveal.

The property will retain much of its historic brick facade, but will gain quite a few modern windows on its way to housing 18 modern apartments. Additionally, the rendering shows a modern elevation will be built to expand the 4th and 5th floors of the apartment building.

The current structure at 120 Java (Screenshot via Google Maps)

Records show the site was bought in 2015 by Horrigan Companies for just over $4 million. Air rights were also purchased from the owners, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, located on neighboring Kent Street.

The location was used as a relief site during Hurricane Sandy, YIMBY reports. SL Development is taking on the conversion now, with a design from Rawlings Architects. The dramatic upgrade, reuse and expansion will bring apartments averaging 1,300 square feet to Java Street, just a block from the G train at India Street and Manhattan Ave. The rooftop also promises to provide some serious views—until the inevitable wave of shorefront condo towers springs up!

An additional rendering of the proposed building (Via SL Development)

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