Downtown Brooklyn

120 Nassau Street

33-Story, 270-Unit Mixed-Use Project Rises to 24th Floor at 120 Nassau Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Construction is now 24 stories above street level on the 33-story, 270-unit mixed-use building under development at 120 Nassau Street, located on the corner of Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The progress on construction can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the 425-foot-tall tower will measure 312,093 square feet. The base will include 57,904 square feet of commercial space, in the form of retail on the ground floor and office space on floors two through eight. The residential units elsewhere in the tower should average 854 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. The Clarett Group is the developer and Woods Bagot is the architect. Completion can probably be expected in late 2017.


248 Duffield Street

121-Unit Partial Residential Conversion Underway At Eight-Story Commercial Building, 248 Duffield Street, Downtown Brooklyn

United American Land is currently converting the top five floors of the Offerman House, an eight-story commercial building and individual landmark at 248 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn, into 121 residential units. The units will be rental apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, the New York Times reported. The lower floors of the property are currently leased to retailers, including Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy. GreenbergFarrow is designing the conversion. Occupancy is expected in the spring of 2017.



436 Albee Square

28-Story, 150-Unit Mixed-Use Building Gets Façade At 436 Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn

Since YIMBY’s previous update in May, the 28-story, 150-unit mixed-use tower under development at 436 Albee Square, in Downtown Brooklyn, has topped out and begun façade installation. The latest photo of the project was posted to the YIMBY Forums by construction photographer Tectonic. The most recent building permits indicate the structure measures 155,100 square feet and stands 310 feet above street level. There will be 23,740 square feet of retail space across the cellar through third floors. The residential units above should average 793 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Yoel Schwimmer is the developer and ODA New York is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.


420 Albee Square, rendering by KPF

New Details Revealed of Planned 500,000-Square-Foot Office Tower at 420 Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn

YIMBY revealed preliminary renderings of a planned office building at 420 Albee Square, in Downtown Brooklyn, when the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced the project back in November of 2015. Now, new details are emerging. Dubbed One Willoughby Square, it will measure roughly 500,000 square feet. Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for the design, although the final vision is still to be determined, the Wall Street Journal reported. It’s unclear how many floors there will be or how high the building will rise since new building applications have yet to be filed. The developers, JEMB Realty and Forest City Ratner Companies, are currently seeking an anchor tenant. Construction is expected to begin in 2017. The 22,840-square-foot site is currently vacant.


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