Demolition work has stalled at 570 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the site of a proposed 550-foot-tall skyscraper designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Slate Property Group. Scaffolding and blue netting still shroud the main façade of the existing building, and it appears that little progress has been made since YIMBY’s January visit. As planned, the new development would yield a mixture of market-rate apartments, affordable housing, retail, and small-scale office space.
570 Fulton Street is located between Flatbush Avenue and Rockwell Place and is flanked by two fairly large structures, 66 Rockwell Place and 558 Fulton Street. The new property would span 210,000 square feet, with 12,400 square feet of retail space spanning the first two floors followed by 89,000 square feet of offices marketed to smaller companies, and topped by 111,250 square feet of residential space divided among 139 apartments. Thirty percent of these residences would be dedicated to affordable housing.
Renderings reveal a modern massing broken into three stacked volumes, with the upper two sections cantilevering out above landscaped setbacks. The curtain wall features an irregular pattern of floor-to-ceiling windows separated by gray metal paneling. 570 Fulton Street would surpass the height of 66 Rockwell Place and become the tallest skyscraper on the parcel. Though substantially shorter in overall height than the likes of Brooklyn Point, the tower would certainly contribute to the growing density of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline.
The closest subways are the B, Q, and R trains, located a short walk to the west at the DeKalb Avenue station. The 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains are also nearby at the Nevins Street station.
No timeframe has been announced for the demolition, construction, and completion of 570 Fulton Street.