Exterior work is nearing completion on Waterview, a two-tower residential development at 77-87 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Clipper Equity, the 30- and 40-story towers will yield 811,000 square feet and 520 units, with 200 designated for affordable housing. The 331- and 429-foot tall reinforced concrete superstructures both rise from a seven-story podium that will contain 25,000 square feet of retail space and a 300-vehicle below-grade parking garage. Ray Builders is the general contractor and Hatfield Group is the façade consultant for the property, which is located next to the Greenpoint Landing master plan near the intersection of Commercial and Box Streets.
The glass curtain wall has finished enclosing the upper levels of the taller tower since our last update in August. The only exterior elements awaiting completion are the mechanical bulkheads, the ground floor of the podium, and the strip on both towers where the construction elevators remain attached.
The adjacent lot to the west at 65 Commercial Street has served as a bus parking lot for the MTA. This property will soon be developed into a waterfront park called Box Street Park, designed by MPFP. A full list of residential amenities has not been disclosed, but there will be a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and outdoor terrace atop the podium.
The nearest subway to the property is the G train at the Greenpoint Avenue station to the south. Also nearby is the 7 train at the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station across the Pulaski Bridge in Hunters Point, Queens.
Waterview is expected to be finished sometime next year.