Downtown Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue has seen major changes in recent years, with construction already underway or complete on the first parts of Red Apple Group’s master plan, which includes residential buildings at 180 and 160 Myrtle. Now, filings are up for the last and largest component, and a 32-story residential tower will soon rise at 86 Fleet Place.
The site is located across the street from 160 Myrtle Avenue, and height will be its distinguishing characteristic; per the new building permits, 86 Fleet Place will stand 346 feet tall, placing it just short of Toren, right next door.
Surrounding blocks have seen a surge in new development, and the project is located just off of Flatbush Avenue Extension, which will soon have the tallest buildings in all of Brooklyn. JDS Development’s 340 Flatbush Ave. Ext and the last phase of City Point — to be developed by Extell — are both just a few blocks away, and the neighborhood is rapidly evolving into a pedestrian-friendly and attractive node.
86 Fleet Place will contribute to this continued positive change, and the tower’s base will have 10,619 square feet of commercial space. Above, 384,239 square feet will be dedicated to residential use, split between 191 units. The average apartment size will be surprisingly generous for Brooklyn, at roughly 2,000 square feet, though per Dattner’s page on the project, it will be rentals.
Dozens of new towers are seemingly under construction in Downtown Brooklyn, but 86 Fleet Place’s advantage — in terms of prominence — is its location at the edge of the neighborhood. This should guarantee continued visibility, and relatively unobstructed views.
Goldstein Hill & West is listed as the architect of record, and Red Apple Group is owned by John Catsimatidis.
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