Those of us attending a community board meeting about 1 1/2 year ago were advised that the owners of this factory near Nostrand intended to convert this derelict factory into storage and office space, but wanted a height variance. We never heard back from them about their plans.
Today in a chance conversation with an employee of the owner, I was advanced that the project is moving forward. Indeed, as he pointed out, that dilapidated awning was removed last week.
It would nice to see this eyesore removed. Here's a link to what the Dept of Buildings has to say on the matter.http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobDetailsServlet?requestid=2&allisn=0001129383&allboroughname=&allnumbhous=&allstrt=
Renovation of this property will just about complete the transformation of this once dreary block. In that last couple of years we've seen added to the block 2 dialysis centers and just recently a new construction project to total 82 apartments. Rumor has it that the abandoned warehouse on Sterling Place and Rogers Avenue is slated for a new housing project as well.
Viva la difference!