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.
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!