In exciting news for Sunset Park, plans for 6208 8th Avenue are now pushing closer to reality. A major proposal for the former railroad site in Brooklyn would create over one million square feet of mixed-use development. The structures would include commercial, residential, and community facility space. The site is next door to the 8th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N trains. Since YIMBY last checked in on progress, the design has not changed, but new information has now been released providing specific details for the proposal.
The development is split up into three different sections, i.e. the podium, and two towers, and will host a myriad of different uses, including a hotel, offices, retail, residences, a school, library, and a medical facility.
The 165-foot tall structures will yield 1,292,920 square feet of floor area, which includes 232,880 square feet for residential use, 99,100 square feet for the medical facilities, 37,990 square feet for the school and library, 85,590 square feet for offices, 95,210 square feet for the hotel, and 342,090 square feet for retail.
One-third of the retail space is expected to be occupied by local businesses, as well as a furniture store, drug store, supermarket, cultural establishment, a food court, and an event space. 250 apartments will be created, averaging 930 square feet apiece. 50 of those units will be let at affordable rates to those making below 80% of area median income.
The development will also create landscaped public space on the ground level and sculpture garden on the 9th floor, creating a total of 62,250 square feet for public access.
Raymond Chan is responsible for the design.
New building permits have not been filed yet, though demolition permits have been filed for an existing one-story structure on site. Approval for the development is expected to be secured within 2 years, and with three years of construction, completion is expected by 2023.