Renderings from Rise Architecture reveal the first look at 15 Ocean Avenue, a new mixed-use development in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. The depictions illustrate a 15-story tower set above a two-story commercial podium.
The proposed development will take shape on a curved parcel at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard, across from Prospect Park. The property currently supports a low-rise commercial building and an adjacent parking lot. If approved, the new structure would yield 214,045 square feet.
As depicted in the renderings, the structure features a modern take on neoclassical style, with stately stone cladding and an orderly grid of double-height windows. Matching the shape of its footprint, the massing incorporates a flowing curve on its main elevation that is evocative of the Colosseum. This association is heightened by the stepped setbacks on the upper levels, which appear to be topped with landscaped terraces.
In addition to a mix of commercial properties, the lower level of the building would also include an enclosed parking lot and a revamped entrance to the Prospect Park subway station, with access to the B, Q, and S trains.
The renderings also reveal an amenity space atop a portion of the commercial volume with light landscaping and lounge areas. It is unclear whether the roof deck will be reserved for residential use. To date, information regarding the mix of apartment layouts, pricing, and amenity spaces is also unavailable.
According to Rise Architecture, the development is expected to be completed by 2022, though construction permits have not been filed yet with the Department of Buildings. A commencement date for construction and the developing agent responsible for the property has not been announced.