Construction is moving along on 291 Livingston Street, a 22-story hotel in Downtown Brooklyn. The 189-foot-tall structure is designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and is being developed by Aview Equities and Hello Living, which purchased the narrow plot for $11.1 million. The hotel is planned to contain 100 guest rooms and a ground-floor beer garden.
The most notable change since YIMBY’s last visit in early April is the concluding formation of the rectangular extension above the final habitable levels. Black netting and scaffolding continue to shroud the entire topped-out edifice while work on the curtain wall progresses.
291 Livingston Street is located between Hanover Place, Livingston Street, and the almost-hidden Grove Place alleyway. The most conspicuous design aspect of 291 Livingston Street according to renderings is the black and white geometric “dazzle” pattern covering the majority of the western elevation. It remains to be seen whether the development will actually receive this treatment, which creates an optical illusion that obscures the corners depth of the superstructure. The main envelope consists of dark brick masonry, a tight vertical arrangement of windows, and several multi-story portions of an exposed rounded corner column on the eastern face.
The closest subways to the site are 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains at the Nevins Street station. The B, Q, and R trains are also nearby to the north at the DeKalb Avenue stop underneath the City Point complex.
A revised completion date for 291 Livingston Street has not been announced, though sometime in 2021 seems plausible.