Foundation work is finishing up on 111 Willoughby Street, a 40-story residential tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by GF55 Architects and developed by The Michaels Organization, Triangle Equities, and Geolo Capital, the 437-foot-tall structure will yield 205,000 square feet with 227 rental units, a 20,000-square-foot ministry center for the St. Boniface parish, and 1,814 square feet of commercial space. ZDG, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the intersection of Willoughby Street to the south and Duffield Street to the east.
At the time of our last update in May 2022, demolition had recently concluded on the low-rise former occupants of the plot. Below-grade work soon followed, and recent photos show the foundations built up to street level and awaiting the start of vertical construction. Several bundles of rebar can be seen protruding at the center of the property, marking the location of the forthcoming interior walls, and additional rebar is stacked on site in preparation for further assembly. Given the structure’s monolithic massing and lack of upper setbacks, YIMBY expects construction to rise at a brisk pace throughout the rest of the year.
Renderings of 111 Willoughby Street depict the façade composed of a glass curtain wall framed with thick horizontal bars at two-story intervals in a meandering fashion. The podium will be clad in bronze-hued paneling, and the crown will feature a tight grid of white columns spanning three stories, as seen in the below detail photo.
Homes will occupy floors six through 40, with 69 units designated for affordable housing. Residential amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a rooftop lounge, and a fitness center. The property is located in close proximity to multiple subways, including the A, C, F, and R trains at the Jay Street-MetroTech station to the west; the 2 and 3 trains at the Hoyt Street station to the south; and the B, Q, and R trains at the DeKalb Avenue station to the east.
111 Willoughby Street is slated for completion in the spring of 2025, as noted on site.