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Williamsburg is Getty ready for new hotel

The Brooklyn Paper

A Union Avenue gas station might become the coolest place to spend a night in Williamsburg.

Developers filed with the city to raze a Getty gas station on a tiny triangular lot at the corner of Keap Street and replace it with a six-story, 54-room hotel, the real-estate blog Curbed reported earlier this week.

Details about the plan, which call for a brick or stone building, remain sparse. Repeated calls to the architecture firm, Thomas Gilman Architects, were not returned.

But an employee at the gas station told The Brooklyn Paper that the pumps would indeed close next month. Because of pollution on the site, which is classified as a “hazmat site,” the Department of Environmental Protection will need to sign off on the project before the Department of Buildings greenlights any work.

This isn’t the first new hotel in the rapidly changing neighborhood.

In June, the city approved DUMBO mega-builder David Walentas’s $3.6-million plan to convert a Wythe Avenue industrial building into a hotel that would more than double the structure’s height.

The 54-room Hotel Le Jolie opened last November on Meeker Avenue just off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

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