Excavation Begins at 88 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

88 Schermerhorn Street. Designed by NA Design Studio.

Excavation and pilings are underway at 88 Schermerhorn Street, the site of a 20-story mixed-use building in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by NA Design Studio, the 185-foot-tall structure will yield 58 units with an average scope of 660 square feet, as well as 10,509 square feet of commercial space and a 30-foot-long rear yard. 88 Schermerhorn Holdings LLC is listed as the owner and On Star Management LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Boerum Place and Court Street. Bianca D’Alessio and Justin Mezzatesta from The Masters Division at Nest Seekers International will handle sales for the property, which will be called Modavie once sales eventually launch.

Recent photographs show an excavator and piling machine at work on the narrow lot, which measures 33 feet wide by 100 feet deep. Excavation is just getting underway and below-grade progress should continue throughout the spring months.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

The rendering shows the exterior composed of floor-to-ceiling windows framed by bronze-hued paneling and steel columns. The structure rises uniformly up to the 13th story, followed by a corner setback with a terrace. Above, a stack of balconies lines the main elevation up to the parapet, and an additional setback and terrace are positioned on the 18th floor. A roof deck is shown surrounding the multifaceted bulkhead. The flat northwestern lot line wall only has a narrow strip of windows toward the rear of the structure, while the rest of the wall shows an eclectic large-scale geometric pattern covering the surface.

The site is located in close proximity to a number of subways including the A, C, F, N, R, W, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.

88 Schermerhorn Street’s anticipated completion date is slated for summer 2025, as noted on site.

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7 Comments on "Excavation Begins at 88 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn"

  1. Andrew Porter | March 10, 2024 at 4:42 pm | Reply

    All your listings for buildings east of Court Street insist they’re in Brooklyn Heights. THIS IS WRONG!!! This building is in Downtown Brooklyn.

    • I would agree. But remember that there are no official boundaries for neighborhoods in New York, so anyone can claim their block for the next neighborhood over if it’s considered more desirable for whatever reason (cough, gentrification). Real estate folks have long taken advantage of that to invent and rebrand neighborhoods.

  2. Peterinthecity | March 10, 2024 at 8:17 pm | Reply

    I look forward to seeing the finished building. Having just read about the LPC meeting over a side mural on another building, I really like the side design in the rendering. My architecture professor always hated this kind of ‘two-dimensional fake architecture’ as she called it, but I find it valuable on the side. I always thought she was more or less criticizing how architects would add facia art to create interest instead of actually designing sculptural interest into the building. But a side is a side and it’s a decorative motive for all to see until the neighboring building covers it up.

    • I also think that large murals are problematic. They can be overpowering and intrusive. That’s fine if you are trying to make a bold statement. But if you are simply trying to beautify the view, then you need designs that integrate into the landscape. This design is subtle and works well in that sense.

  3. David : Sent From Heaven. | March 11, 2024 at 9:49 am | Reply

    Narrower than this they could do it, thank you for showing me their talent.

  4. Michael J Hsu | March 13, 2024 at 3:42 pm | Reply

    Word on the street is that funding will be withdrawn given NYCB and OCC developments, TCO by June 15 2026 to meet 421 A at risk

  5. I thought this was going to be a micro Marriott.

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