New Williamsburg Development Coming Near Roebling Oil Field
The old industrial and warehouse blocks of Williamsburg around Driggs and Roebling Avenues from Union Avenue to N. 6th Street and being redone with new buildings. Most will rise 6-8 stories and some will take up significant portions of entire blocks. The latest such project that is coming together is on N. 9th and N. 10th Streets between Driggs and Roebling. We know this because we were walking up the block and noticed the beginnings of a construction fence about to go up. We checked and several of the buildings on the block (totaling nearly two-thirds of the block) changed hands on May 9. The only holdouts are the building at 221 N. 9th that houses Capones and another on N. 10th. There are no actual building permits applications on file yet. It will be interesting to see if excavation finds anything, as the building site is across N. 10th Street (N. 10th Street side is in the photo below) from the south side of Roebling Oil Field. More construction sites to sniff!