Construction is making rapid progress at 81 Fleet Place in Downtown Brooklyn, where a 15-story residential building is now rising. The architect of record is Dattner, and billionaire John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group is developing the site.
An on-site rendering of the project reveals a fairly typical design, and the facade will be a mix of brick and glass. Permits indicate the development’s first floor will be dedicated to retail, with 13,000 square feet of space; after a setback, the residential portion rises above, and 81 Fleet Place will have a total of 205 units, spanning 159,785 square feet.
Curbed posted additional renderings of the site back in 2012, which give a better look at the project’s L-shaped configuration. Catsimatidis — whose name even the DOB permits mis-spell — owns several lots in the neighborhood, and 81 Fleet Place will be the first of three new developments to rise in the vicinity.
Red Apple’s additional neighborhood projects include a 213-unit building at 180 Myrtle Avenue, and an as-yet unannounced tower at 86 Fleet Place, which will be the tallest of the group.
Per the on-site signage, completion of 81 Fleet Place is expected by the end of this year, though given the current level of progress, a 2015 opening date may be more realistic.
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