Excavation and foundation work are moving along at 98 DeKalb Avenue, the site of a 49-story residential skyscraper in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Rockrose Development, the 610-foot-tall structure will yield 418,092 square feet with 609 residential units and 3,775 square feet of commercial space. 180 Ashland GC LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 180 Ashland Place and located at the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place.
Crews had just broken ground at the time of our last update in December. Since then, the project has descended well above street level with several excavators and piling machines at work on the site. Recent photos show the foundation walls beginning to be formed on the southern end of the lot, with numerous sections of steel rebar protruding around the perimeter in preparation for subsequent concrete pours. YIMBY expects the foundations to take shape throughout the rest of 2023, with construction potentially rising above street level before the year is out.
No official renderings have been revealed for 98 DeKalb Avenue apart from the below axonometric diagram, which previews the building’s massing. The podium will occupy the entire footprint and extend around two low-rise holdouts along DeKalb Avenue. The tower will rise uniformly to an upper setback on the southern elevation, followed by four more levels with higher ceiling spans, and culminate in a flat parapet.
The nearest subways from the property are the B, Q, and R trains at the DeKalb Avenue station and the G train at the Fulton Street station.
98 DeKalb Avenue’s anticipated completion date is scheduled for the fall of 2025, as noted on site.