Avery Hall Investments has submitted pre-filing paperwork for a large mixed-use building five blocks away from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center. The structure would be yet another modern addition to the rapidly developing neighborhood, and was originally known as 120 Fifth Avenue, though the DOB applications now list it at 680 Baltic Street.
The new development will create two separate structures on the large site, standing 73 feet and six stories to their rooftops. The total construction area would be 225,600 square feet, including commercial space and 120 residential units, down from an anticipated 165, though additional applications may still be pending.
There will be a ‘public piazza’ between the two buildings, lined with trees and seating. Amenities for tenants will include a fitness room, terraces on the second and fifth floor, as well as laundry and space to store up to 154 bicycles.
The proposal created a heated debate about the demolition of the Key Foods grocery store. During a public meeting in early 2016, residents yelled at the developers, exclaiming how losing the large produce store would be a great loss to their community. Fortunately, Avery Hall is planning to build a smaller food store on the location, as well as 200 underground parking spaces, twice the size of the original parking lot.
SLCE Architects are responsible for the design.
Permits have not been filed yet for demolition. The project is expected to be complete by late 2019.