A long-stalled, 11-story mixed-use development at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn is finally taking shape. Construction chronicler Tectonic recently swung by the site to capture the progress, and the bottom retail floors are already getting glassed up.
The structure has reached 10 of its 11 stories, and it’s already starting to look like the rendering below. The design seems respectful of its neighbors, which include the beautiful old bank occupied by Trader Joe’s at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street.
When it’s finished, the building will hold 75 apartments, stacked on top of 46,428 square feet of retail and 58,204 square feet of community facilities. Those 75 units will be spread across 80,717 square feet of residential space, for spacious units averaging 1,076 square feet. Condos seem likely, especially since the neighborhood is pricey and brimming with new condo developments.
The 19-story Boerum is under construction down the block at the corner of State and Smith Streets. Condos there come with hefty asking prices, starting at $810,000 for a 730-square-foot one-bedroom and going up to $4.25 million for a five-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot top floor pad with two private terraces.
Midtown Equities and Alex Adjmi’s A&H Acquisitions are co-developing 239 Atlantic Avenue. Henry Radusky’s Bricolage Designs is the architect of record, but SRAA+E are responsible for the design. Midtown posted the rendering below on their website, but it doesn’t seem to line up with what the building looks like so far.
St. Vincent’s Services, a children’s services agency, owns the property. It used to be their parking lot, and they occupy the handsome Renaissance Revival building next door at 66 Boerum Place. The non-profit leased the 34,100-square-foot property to Midtown Equities in 2013.
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