200 Kent Avenue Tops Out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

200 Kent Avenue, rendering by RKF

The six-story reinforced concrete structure for 200 Kent Avenue is now topped-out, and window frames are now beginning to be installed for the curtain wall on the upper floors of the eastern elevation. ME Architect P.C. is responsible for the design of the commercial building, while Isaac Hager of Cornell Realty Management is the developer. The development now stands 83 feet tall above the northern section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and can easily be seen when traveling on the East River ferries. The lot measures 22,640 square feet, and was purchased by two anonymous entities back in the summer of 2016 for $33 million.

200 Kent Avenue from the edge of the Williamsburg waterfront and looking east on North 3rd Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up at the western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at the western corner of the building. Photo by Michael Young

The 125,200-square-foot project consists of a long full-block, rectangular building massing. The second level will have a parking garage, while office space occupies floors third through sixth. The third floor will also include an open-air terrace. The cellar level is going to have additional parking spots, capable of holding 44 vehicles.

The site had also been in the news a couple of years ago when rumors circulated of Trader Joe’s occupying 18,000 square feet on the ground floor and cellar level of 200 Kent Avenue. It is unclear if that is still happening. The closest subway is the L train to the east at Bedford Avenue, which is currently undergoing major renovations but is still an active station. The North Williamsburg ferry terminal is a short walk to the north, along with the waterfront boardwalk that overlooks the Midtown skyline.

A completion date was previously set for late 2018, sometime in early 2020 now appears more likely.

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