After four years of delayed construction, financial missteps, and lawsuits, Forest City Ratner and Greenland U.S.A. are finally welcoming tenants into 461 Dean Street, currently the tallest skyscraper in the world constructed with modular units. The 32-story tower on the edge of Prospect Heights and Park Slope offers sweeping views of brownstone Brooklyn, but its lengthy construction saga highlights the myriad issues facing developers who want to build with modular construction.
The 23-story, 303-unit mixed-use building under development at 38 Sixth Avenue, at the corner of Dean Street in Prospect Heights, has topped out. Three months ago, the structure was merely two stories above street level. It now encompasses 341,595 square feet. It will host 8,700 square feet of retail space and medical offices on the ground floor, followed by 303 affordable residential units. All of the rental apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 73-car underground garage, space for a whopping 400 bikes, private residential storage space, a fitness center with a yoga room, a children’s playroom, and a terrace on the 16th floor. Greenland Forest City Partners, comprising of Greenland USA (the US branch of Shanghai-based Greenland Group) and Forest City Ratner Companies, is the developer. The duo are heading the 17-building Pacific Park mixed-use mega-development, of which 38 Sixth Avenue is a part. SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year or in early 2017.
In December of 2015, YIMBY reported on the topping out of the 17-story, 278-unit residential building underway at 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, in Prospect Heights. Now, the structure, which is one of 17 buildings within the Pacific Park mega-development, is having its façade and windows installed, Brownstoner reports. The structure encompasses 359,625 square feet. It includes a 4,731-square-foot ground-floor retail component, and its residential units, which are condominiums, should average 1,173 square feet apiece. The units will come in studio to four-bedroom configurations. Amenities include a library, a lounge with outdoor terraces, a private dining room, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a landscaped roof deck, an interior communal garden, and an underground parking garage. A partnership between Forest City Ratner Companies and Greenland USA are developing, while COOKFOX Architects is designing. Completion is expected later this year.
Last month, YIMBY revealed new renderings of the 23-story, 303-unit mixed-use building planned at 38 Sixth Avenue, in Prospect Heights, located within the 15-building Pacific Park mega-development. Curbed NY now has an update on the entire project, but more specifically photos revealing that this portion of Pacific Park is finally rising. The structure is currently two stories above street level. It will eventually encompass 341,595 square feet and will feature 8,700 square feet of retail space and medical offices on the ground floor. The rental apartments, averaging 957 square feet apiece, will all rent at below market-rates. There will be a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. A partnership between Forest City Ratner and Greenland USA is developing, and SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 32-story, 363-unit mixed-use modular tower rising at 461 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, back in the summer of 2014, when the building was only six stories in height. The project, dubbed B2 and part of the 15-tower mega-development Pacific Park, has seen significant delays over the past few years, but the structure is now at the 25th floor. The New York Times reports 181 of the apartments will be rented at below market-rates. There will also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as 15,000 square feet for arena storage. Forest City Ratner is developing, and SHoP Architects is behind the design.