Pearl Realty Management files plans to convert Brooklyn manufacturing building to office with retail space

Pearl Realty Management, on April 28, filed a permit application for a $10,000 change in use of an 83,978-square-foot building at 60 West Street in Brooklyn.

The plans call for no change in size but a change in use of the 107-foot tall, 8-story, building.

The project is described in the filings as: propose to convert use of existing eight-story manufacturing building to commercial use. New certificate of occupancy to be obtained. The initial cost as reported in the DOB filing for the work described in this permit application is $10,000.

The plans show that the ground floor will have retail space, the mezzanine and floors two through six will be converted from manufacturing to office space and floors seven and eight will have event space.

The property is part of the Greenpoint Terminal Market complex, which Jack and Joshua Guttman of Pearl Realty bought in 2001 for $24 million. In 2006, 15 buildings at the complex were hit by a massive fire, which was called “suspicious” by the fire department commissioner at the time. Some accused Joshua Guttman of profiting from the fire, while the NY Post reported one witness saw an individual pouring a flammable liquid on an adjacent rooftop amid the blaze.

In November of 2015, Pearl Realty filed plans to convert the building to a 155-unit hotel room.

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