Curbed discovered some renderings of the hotel that’s slotted for the huge, post-apocalyptic hole at the Lorimer stop:
It’s been well over a year since any news has come out of the giant hole in the ground on Metropolitan Avenue near the Lorimer stop on Union Avenue, but a little sleuthing has turned back a bunch of really good-looking, uber-hip, unseen renderings for a hotel and residential building that just may be coming to the long-dormant site at 500 Metropolitan Avenue.
DOB filings for 500 Metropolitan Avenue show 234 “dwelling units,” and it seems that the division between hotel rooms and apartments will come at the eighth floor. On that story and above, there are 50 units and a recreation area, while below there are 188 units, including two duplexes, that must be hotel rooms unless Chetrit is treading onto micro-unit territory. Permits also show a pool on the fourth floor, accompanied by a restaurant/bar with a 311-person capacity (so not exactly small). On the second floor, there’s a planned terrace with basketball and tennis courts, and the ground floor will have some kind of retail. This area is hopping with construction. Another hotel, with 52 rooms, is going up across the street.
As you can see, the images are at once cheesy and swank, in other words, perfect for the new flock of Williamsburgers. More pics over at Curbed.