595 Dean Street Readies for Vertical Progress in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Rendering of 595 Dean Street by MOSO Studio

Construction is set to go vertical at 595 Dean Street, the site of a two-building development in the Pacific Park complex in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the project will yield a total of 800 residential units, 72,600 square feet of public open space, ground-floor retail, 455 underground parking spaces, and a Chelsea Piers Field House, the first in Brooklyn. The site is bound by Pacific Street to the north, 550 Vanderbilt Avenue to the east, 535 Carlton Apartments to the west, and Dean Street to the south.

Since our last update in February, excavation has been completed, the reinforced concrete foundations have been finished, and the construction cranes have been assembled in preparation for the rise of the superstructures.

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

The remarkable pace of activity is evident when comparing the amount of work that was done since the middle of winter. At that time, excavation was incomplete and crews were still putting together the final sections of the perimeter foundation walls using a large number of concrete formwork molds. Only portions of the foundation slab were beginning to be made.

As of the photographs from late June, the entire slab is finished with only a handful of sections being smoothed and settled. The two tower cranes are placed near the center of the site, and we also spotted the first portion of what looks like the ground floor of the eastern half of the site underway and taking shape. The land slopes downward to the west, which is visible in the stepped appearance of the northern and southern foundation walls.

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

The cranes for 595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

The cranes for 595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street. Photo by Michael Young

595 Dean Street will be clad in a composite of a brick masonry, dark gray metal panels, and floor-to-ceiling glass. Mechanical extensions enclosed in a metal mesh screen will top each tower, and both feature roof parapets lined with glass railings for possible outdoor rooftop amenity spaces. YIMBY last reported that a revised and finalized floor count has yet to be announced, but the taller of the two shows roughly 27 floors and 22 floors for the shorter sibling.

The public open spaces are being designed by MNLA and will feature a playground, a picnic grove, and a dog run on the western side of the site, while the eastern plaza of the master plan will make room for a central lawn surrounded by landscaped walkways, a fountain, and shaded woodland garden. The future Chelsea Piers Field House is planned to house a fitness center, youth sports facilities, a learn-to-swim pool, and space for classes, camps, and after-school programming.

Rendering of Pacific Park Lawn. Credit: MNLA

Rendering of Pacific Park Lawn. Credit: MNLA

Rendering of Pacific Park Picnic Grove. Credit: MNLA

Rendering of Pacific Park Picnic Grove. Credit: MNLA

595 Dean Street is aiming for a LEED Silver certification sustainability rating and is slated to be completed in the spring of 2023, as noted on the construction fence.

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7 Comments on "595 Dean Street Readies for Vertical Progress in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn"

  1. Pacific Park Lawn and Picnic Grove renderings are quite nice, makes you want to live there..I guess that’s the point 🙂

  2. Remember when this whole development was supposed to have interesting architecture?
    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  3. the only reason they have been able to excavate so quickly is DOB is giving them permits to start every morning at 5am instead of the allowed 7am start and they ae allowing them to work on Saturdays and Sundays!
    thank you our city to give favors to any developer that asks.
    The neighbors are suffering terribly with their buildings shaking and being unable to work or sleep at home during this pandemic because of constant construction day and night!

  4. this neighborhood is suffering all day and night construction from this monstrous development.
    Also they were never supposed to be able to dig underground for a Chelsea Piers but the State ESDC overrode all opposition to this and to top it off they are adding an underground garage with 455 spaces WITH ONLY ONE ENTRANCE TO GET IN AND OUT !
    THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS ALREADY SUFFERING FROM OVER CONGESTION AND TOO MANY CARS.
    DEAN STREET IS A BIKE LANE, A BUS LANE AND AN EMERGENCY STREET FOR FIRE TRUCKS ALREADY.

    1 ATLANTIC YARDS aka Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Update Weeks of July 12, 2021 and July 19, 2021 During this reporting period: B15 • Mechanical trades are installing base building systems and equipment throughout the building. • Interior construction of the residential units continues. • Protocols and facilities have been put in place to ensure an orderly, safe workplace in accordance with current government requirements and permits, which include weekday start times at 7 AM and lasting until 6 PM. • In addition, there is an After-Hours Variance in place for all work from 6 PM to 10 PM and for Deliveries, Garbage Removal, and Hoist Operation from 6 AM until 7 AM. • Saturday and Sunday permit when received, are for all work starting at 9 AM until 5 PM. B4 • Mechanical trades are installing base building systems and equipment throughout the building. • Interior construction of the residential units continues. • Protocols and facilities have been put in place to ensure an orderly, safe workplace in accordance with current government requirements and permits, which include weekday start times at 7 AM and lasting until 6 PM. • In addition, there is an After-Hours Variance in place for all work from 6 PM to 10 PM and for Deliveries, Garbage Removal, and Hoist Operation from 5 AM until 7 AM. • Saturday and Sunday permit when received, are for all work starting at 9 AM until 5 PM. B12 & B13 • Excavation and Foundation work, including delivery of equipment and materials, removal of soil materials and installation of foundation materials continues. • Concrete Superstructure work continues for the plaza, cellar, and subcellar levels including delivery of materials (formwork, rebar, concrete, etc.). An increase in truck activity can be expected at the site. • Saturday work will continue during this reporting period. • Appropriate dust and noise mitigation measures are in place for all activities.

  5. 455 parking and pacific lawn open space just wonder. So much transportation near by go figure out!!!

  6. I would love to resign here beautiful

  7. Looking for a one bedroom apartment

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