Crain’s previously reported on JDS’ acquisition of the site, which is one of the firm’s first ventures into Brooklyn; headed by Michael Stern, the company’s more notable projects include the recently-completed Walker Tower, as well as the soon-to-be-iconic 111 West 57th Street, both of which are significantly larger than 613 Baltic Street.
Permits for JDS’ Boerum Hill site — which also has an address at 111 4th Avenue — indicate the building will span 64,770 square feet, and stand eleven stories and 119 feet tall. While the vast bulk will be residential, the project will also have a 3,211 square foot commercial component, as well as 2,310 square feet reserved for a community facility.
The 54,248 square feet of residential space will be divided between 47 units, and given the caliber of JDS’ work — and VOA’s portfolio — the quality of 613 Baltic Street is likely to be quite high. Boerum Hill is already an established neighborhood, and proximity to Atlantic Yards and Downtown Brooklyn — both of which are booming — should ensure a bright future for the site.
613 Baltic Street will replace two nondescript townhomes, presenting an opportunity for positive growth and densification in a neighborhood that already has excellent access to public transit.
While no completion date has been announced, progress should be imminent.
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