Last week, YIMBY brought you an update on 333 Schermerhorn Street, and now we’ve got a look at 250 Ashland Place, a BAM Cultural District tower rising fast next to the newly built, modernist Theater for a New Audience in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY reader Tectonic has been keeping a close watch on all the Downtown towers, and sent along these shots of the construction progress.
Gotham Organization has acquired the vacant lot at 130 St. Felix Street, on the block immediately north of Atlantic Terminal in Fort Greene for $5.5 million. According to Brownstoner, the vacant property can accommodate a building of 75,114 square feet, and soil tests were done recently, which usually determines the type of foundation a new building will need. Details have not yet been released, and a new building would require approval from City Planning.
Foundation work and piling is underway at 44-26 – 44-28 Purves Street, in Long Island City, where Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization are planning a 35-story, 270-unit mixed-use building. YIMBY revealed renderings in April of the FXFOWLE-designed project, and a 2,600 square-foot retail portion is expected on the ground floor. According to The Court Square Blog, the building is scheduled for completion in October 2017.
We’ve already seen a few renderings of 250 Ashland Place, a 52-story mixed-income tower soon to rise in downtown Brooklyn, but YIMBY’s come across another image, this one depicting the building’s south façade, as it will…