Downtown Brooklyn

237 Duffield Street

21-Story, 105-Unit Mixed-Use Project Rises to Fifth Floor at 237 Duffield Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Construction has reached the fifth floor of the planned 21-story, 105-unit mixed-use building at 237 Duffield Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. The latest construction photo was posted to the Forums by prolific photographer Tectonic. The latest building permits show an 111,775-square-foot, 222-foot-tall building is in the works. It will have 4,731 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. The residential units above should average 809 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include storage for 53 bikes, laundry facilities, and terraces on the 13th and 21st floors. Castle Rock Equity Group is the developer and Urban Tectonics is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected in 2017.


319 Schermerhorn Street

21-Story, 74-Unit Mixed-Use Project Two Floors From Topping Out at 319 Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Construction has reached the 19th floor at 319 Schermerhorn Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, where a 21-story, 74-unit mixed-use building is being developed. The latest photos, posted to the YIMBY Forums, were taken by prolific photographer Tectonic. Dubbed the Nevins, it will eventually stand 210 feet above street level and encompass 90,181 square feet, per the latest building permits. There will be 5,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The residential units, condominiums, will range from studios to three-bedrooms. A list of amenities were included in YIMBY’s January update. At that time, the project was seven stories tall. Adam America Real Estate and the Naveh Schuster Group are the developers. Issac & Stern Architects is the design architect. Andres Escobar & Associates is designing the interiors. Completion is expected in early 2017.



Willoughby Square, rendering via EDC

217 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn Gets Demolished for Park and Parking Garage

It’s been a few years since the city’s Economic Development Corporation announced plans to develop a 700-unit underground parking garage on Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn and create a one-acre green space on top. Now, the park, Willoughby Square, is one step closer to reality, as the city prepares to demolish an office building at 217 Duffield Street, between Willoughby and Fulton streets. Prolific construction photographer Tectonic brought us photos of what the site looks like now.

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86 Fleet Place

32-Story, 440-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Rises to 26th Floor at 86 Fleet Place, Downtown Brooklyn

Construction is now underway on the 26th floor of the planned 32-story, 440-unit mixed-use building under development at 86 Fleet Place, in Downtown Brooklyn. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user nyc1. The latest building permits indicate the 351-foot-tall tower will eventually encompass 427,346 square feet. It will host 10,813 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units averaging 871 square feet apiece. Since a leasing office is included, at least a number of the units will be rental apartments. The residential amenities are listed in YIMBY’s previous March update, when the structure was a single story up. John Catsimatidis’s Red Apple Group is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.


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