Over the summer, Extell Development struck a deal to lease City Point’s phase three development site, located on the northern end of the block at 138 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. Yesterday, SLCE Architects pre-filed for Extell’s planned tower, which will rise 57 stories above street level. The documents are not complete, but the initial filing reveals that the project will include both residential and commercial space, as expected. The deal requires the developer to build a four-story, 65,000 square-foot retail base. The tower will rise 692 feet in height, although it’s not clear if that figure includes any structural rooftop elements. The planned residential units should number in the hundreds, and that will be among the details clarified when SLCE completes the new building applications.
YIMBY last checked in on 333 Schermerhorn Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, back in September, and since then the structure has grown rapidly, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. The 56-story, 750-unit mixed-use tower is only weeks from topping out, with just five floors to go, and façade work can also be seen wrapping around the lower portion of the skyscraper. Upon completion, it will be (temporarily) the tallest building in Brooklyn, standing 610 feet above street level. Of the residential units, 150 of them will be set aside as affordable housing and 34,823 square feet of retail space is planned. Douglas Steiner is developing, Dattner Architects is designing, and move-ins are expected in mid-2016.
Earlier this year, Curbed posted renderings of a proposal to renovate and reposition Downtown Brooklyn’s parks and public spaces, dubbed the Brooklyn Strand. And this week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams revealed parts of the project, which includes renovating the long-vacant, 27,600 square-foot Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Park Plaza. The plan also features a landscaped platform over the Brooklyn Bridge’s off-ramps to the park’s northern end. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Cadman Park Conservancy are involved, and WXY Architecture is designing.
YIMBY brought you a construction update two months ago on the 32-story, 384-unit mixed-use building going up at 286 Ashland Place, in Downtown Brooklyn, which stood just 12 stories tall at the time. Since then, the structure has doubled to 24 stories, courtesy of a YIMBY reader’s photo, and façade installation has also begun. As previously reported, the building will will include significant retail and community spaces, and 20% of the units will be set aside as affordable. Two Trees is developing, TEN Arquitectos is designing, and completion is expected in August of 2016.
Earlier this week, YIMBY revealed renderings for 340 Flatbush Avenue, which could become Brooklyn’s tallest tower. But the borough’s current tallest building, Ava DoBro (formerly Avalon Willoughby West), is inching toward completion a few blocks away at 100 Willoughby Street.