Rendering & Reality Mashup on N. 1 Street in Williamsburg
Yesterday, Brownstoner took note of the fact that the townhouses that are part of the 80 Metropolitan development on the site of the demolished historic Old Dutch Mustard Factory have gone on the market. We posted a photo gallery of them on Curbed and will simply note here that they are priced at about $1.635 million, give or take. In any case, the image above shows the rendering of the townhouses juxtaposed with the reality of N. 1 Street. The rendering is on the left. N. 1 Street as it looked last week is on the right. Unless they are planting large trees as part of the development, the trees in the rendering would take a couple of decades to reach that size, so one can subtract them and substitute tiny trees of the type that are planted at most new developments. It's fair to expect that many of the buildings on the right hand side of the street will be demolished and replaced by new buildings over the next five years. (One site further down the street toward Kent Avenue is already under construction.) That, however, will present a different set of issues to the townhouse buyers.