New Renderings of The Forman Building’s Expansion at 29 Jay Street Surface as Proposal Returns to the Landmark Preservation Commission

​Marvel Architects and Forman Group will again present proposals to New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission in an effort to redevelop an existing two-story building for office and retail use​ at 29 Jay Street in Brooklyn. Located in the DUMBO Historic District, completion of “The Forman Building” would require zoning amendments to allow for a higher than approved street wall, mixed-use designation, and facade design.

The project team is scheduled to present revised proposals on Tuesday, September 25th.

Building height and elevations appear to match initial proposals for an 11-story, 150-foot-tall structure with frontage on Plymouth and Jay Streets. The street-facing portions of the building’s enclosure feature an angular, pre-cast concrete facade, fir green steel canopies and storefront window mullions, with floor-to-ceiling aluminum-framed windows beginning on the second level. Portions of the building without street frontage express a more traditional, flat-faced exterior.

Proposed facade concept for The Forman Building (Marvel Architects)

Detail view of shaped pre-cast concrete panels that could comprise the facade of The Forman Building (Marvel Architects)

Developers also intend to update sidewalk and street pavement at the intersection of Plymouth and Jay Streets where unused rail tracks currently exist. Rails on sidewalk will be replaced with new pavers for ADA compliance. All other tracks near the intersection will be removed, cleaned, and sorted to either be reset or permanently dismantled depending on the quality of the rail segments. Pedestrian sidewalks would be replaced with new granite materials.

Rendering depicts view of The Forman Building looking east across Jay Street (Marvel Architects)

Aerial view of proposed build site for The Forman Building (Marvel Architects)

Rendering of The Forman Building (Marvel Architects)

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2 Comments on "New Renderings of The Forman Building’s Expansion at 29 Jay Street Surface as Proposal Returns to the Landmark Preservation Commission"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I score up and cheer up on the facade, why? Because it seems reasonable.

  2. this is incredible and hopefully will be approved unanimously.

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