Updated Design For 6208 8th Avenue, Major Development Coming to Sunset Park, Brooklyn

6208 8th Avenue6208 8th Avenue, image by Raymond Chan Architects

Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on the unveiling of plans for a massive new mixed-use project at 6208 8th Avenue, in Brooklyn. The site lies on the boundary of Sunset Park and Dyker Heights, and in November of 2014, Community Board 10 voted against recommending the project move forward (though that is ultimately only advisory to City Planning). Three years later, work has yet to begin, but the plans have now seen major adjustments and a complete reconfiguration.

YIMBY reached out to Raymond Chan Architects, the firm designing the site, which confirmed that the plans are not yet moving forward.

6208 8th Avenue

6208 8th Avenue, image by Raymond Chan Architects

Exact details on gross changes to square footage are not yet available, but the original iteration featured a 167,000 square foot retail podium, topped by towers that included 150 hotel rooms, 350 apartments, and 17 floors of office space.

The scope of the project appears to have remained almost unchanged, however, the massing has seen extreme revisions. Instead of four buildings atop the podium, there will only be two, and with a decreased floor count for every component, they have seen substantial length-wise expansions. The tallest structure is now roughly thirteen floors including the podium, compared to 17 floors prior to the changes.

6208 8th Avenue

6208 8th Avenue, image by Raymond Chan Architects

The result is substantially more attractive than the old proposal, and even that version would have been immensely beneficial to the neighborhood surrounds. As Sunset Park’s Chinatown continues to grow, densification similar to what is now occurring across Flushing will benefit the streetscape, and in 62-08 8th Avenue’s case, 167,000 square feet of retail space will further invigorate pedestrian foot-traffic.

Both podium and rooftops are rendered with gardens, so in that regard, the developers will hopefully take advantage of the wide open outdoor spaces afforded by so much square footage.

6208 8th Avenue

6208 8th Avenue, image by Raymond Chan Architects

No completion date has been announced, but with the site’s design actively evolving, work may not be too far away.

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6 Comments on "Updated Design For 6208 8th Avenue, Major Development Coming to Sunset Park, Brooklyn"

  1. Welcome Home (David) | July 14, 2017 at 6:51 am | Reply

    Hello..YIMBY..I got your news now on my noting for mixed-use development project at 6208 8th Avenue, structures’ arches pleased prominent to me because facade in one part and color of material in one part to showing with lighting. Polished images poising on beautiful balances to possess in Brooklyn and portray them before although I am not see construction but a massive is precious properties surely. (Thank you)

  2. “167,000 square feet of retail space will further invigorate pedestrian foot-traffic”

    The neighborhood doesn’t need invigorated foot traffic. Its already quite dense and walking/ biking/ driving is already a cluster-fuck nightmare.

  3. Dystopian.

    Apparently that was too short, so I’ll repeat it, it looks dystopian, or maybe LIC-esque.

  4. There is street foot traffic because of the N line station next door. It is entry to Sunset Park Chinatown at 8th Avenue. Vehicles? Grid lock. Bikes? Chinese food deliveries, yes.

  5. Thanks for all the information. Do u know when would the work be completed.

  6. “The result is substantially more attractive than the old proposal, and even that version would have been immensely beneficial to the neighborhood surrounds. As Sunset Park’s Chinatown continues to grow, densification similar to what is now occurring across Flushing will benefit the streetscape, and in 62-08 8th Avenue’s case, 167,000 square feet of retail space will further invigorate pedestrian foot-traffic”

    Nikolai, have there been studies that show that out of context buildings with no connection to an existing streetscape and human scale benefit neighborhoods? Do you have any experience driving down 8th avenue as it is now? Your article suggests the answer is no, otherwise you would realize how much foot traffic and vehicle congestion there is already. Rather than promote poorly planned development stories on this website, why not research the negative impacts when private development excludes any improvement of city infrastructure to handle added strain?

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