It was nearly two years ago that YIMBY showed you renderings of the 15-story building being developed by John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group at 180 Myrtle Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, dubbed the Margo. Since then the unit count has changed and the building is now nearly complete, with the façade in place, save for some work on the terraces. The realization of that latter fact comes courtesy of photos taken by our friend Tectonic.
The site is located at between Fleet Street and Ashland Place, home to related projects the Giovanni and the Andrea. All of them are being designed by Dattner Architects.
As for the Margo, the building will rise to 157 feet and encompass 189,405 square feet. That’s up from the 170,312 square feet we reported back in April of 2014. There will be 228 units, up from the 191 units we reported at that time. 40 of them will be rented at below-market rates. There will be studios as well as one- and two-bedrooms.
Those 228 units will be spread across 178,302 square feet of residential space. That works out to units averaging a little over 782 square feet. The latest Schedule A filing with the Department of Buildings shows 18 units each on the second through seventh floors, 17 units each on the eighth through 13th floors, 10 units on the 14th floor, and eight units on the 15th floor.
Listed amenities include parking for 100 cars in the cellar and another 33 cars on the first floor, which will have room 114 bicycles. Laundry will be located in the cellar. The second floor will host an exercise room, lounge, playroom, and terrace. There will also be a roof terrace.
The new building permit includes 10,603 square feet of commercial space – dedicated to retail on the first floor. There is also 500 square feet of community facility space, which is for an ambulatory care facility also on the first floor.
Completion should probably come this spring, and residents will find the DeKalb Av, Hoyt St, and Jay Street-MetroTech subway stations all within walking distance.