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Permits filed for Brooklyn loft conversion

  • The loft portion of the property would be divided into 20 apartments, each averaging 1,244 square feet.
  • The first floor of the building would remain commercial.
  • According to media reports, 222 Varet St. was resident-occupied long before the state re-opened applications to landlords.
  • Based on the city planning maps, 222 Varet St. falls just outside of one of the Industrial Business Zones.

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Another small factory in Brooklyn is attempting to obtain legal residential approval, just outside of an Industrial Business Zone in Williamsburg. Nicholas Scire-Chianetta, head of NSC Architecture, submitted plans for a building with 8,660 feet of commercial space and 24,897 square feet of residential space at 222 Varet St., according to YIMBY. The loft portion of the property would be divided into 20 apartments, each averaging 1,244 square feet. The first floor of the building would remain commercial. Currently, a consignment shop called Fox & Fawn sits at the ground level, with the entrance located in the alley. According to a 2005 piece in The New York Times highlighting illegally converted lofts in Brooklyn, 222 Varet St. was resident-occupied long before the state re-opened applications to landlords. Now, owner Jack Guttman hopes to formally convert the building into a commercial-residential space. 222 Varet St./Google Maps screenshot Williamsburg and zon...