Building permits have slowed to a trickle while the state legislature tries to reach a compromise on 421-a, but construction continues. Work has officially kicked off at 38 Sixth Avenue, where Greenland Forest City Partners will construct their fourth building in the Pacific Park megaproject.
The 23-story development will rise at the northeastern corner of Sixth Avenue and Dean Street, making it the third building to rise on the superblock between Pacific Street, Dean Street, Sixth and Carlton Avenues.
The developers have also sent along a larger rendering of the project, which was filed in February under 30 Sixth Avenue. Its 303 apartments will be rented at below-market rates, just like 535 Carlton Avenue. The building will reach 218 feet into the air and hold 321,000 square feet of residential space, for an average apartment of 1,050 square feet. And Forest City’s press release says more than a third of the units “will be sized for families,” hopefully indicating three bedrooms (or larger).
There will be a 73-space parking garage in the cellar, ground floor retail, and a health care facility on the second floor. SHoP Architects are responsible for the design.
In December, Greenland Forest City broke ground on 535 Carlton and 550 Vanderbilt, a market-rate condo building. Pacific Park’s first building was B2, the stalled modular apartment project at the corner of Dean and Flatbush.