As the Downtown Brooklyn development boom enters its second decade, the most notable projects that have risen into the borough’s skyline have all been residential, like 388 Bridge Street, the AVA Willoughby, and 333 Schermerhorn Street, each of which temporarily took the title of Brooklyn’s tallest. While developers continue their race upwards, there has also been a proliferation of somewhat less obvious infill, like 620 Fulton Street, aka the Hotel Workers Healthcare Center and Office Building, which is now complete, per the latest from Tectonic.
Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood has been brimming with infill developments both large and small as of late, and now, building applications have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use structure at 6307 4th Avenue. Plans list the Metropolitan New York Synod as the developer, and show the project will have a 7,600 square-foot community facility component, topped by 49,916 square feet of residential space, which will be divided amongst 73 units. Christine Hunter of Magnusson Architecture and Planning is listed as the architect, and the site is currently occupied by a two-story church building that must first be demolished.
As New York City’s supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the first site in the outer boroughs that should yield a tower exceeding the 1,000-foot mark will be 9 DeKalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY has reported extensively on the evolution of the project, beginning with the initial DOB applications back in June of 2014, and continuing through the full reveal at the LPC last April. Now, machinery is on-site, and excavation work appears to be getting underway for the 1,066-foot-tall tower.
New building applications have been filed for a 14-story building at 128 West 26th Street, on the eastern edge of Chelsea. The structure will contain 2,047 square feet of retail space on the ground level, topped by 22,449 square feet of residential up above. The latter component will be divided between 13 units, or one per floor, with the average size of over 1,700 square feet indicative of condominiums. Panagiotis Vikatos is listed as the architect, and Gary Vinbaytel of 126 West 26th Street LLC is the developer.
YIMBY has reported extensively on Lightstone’s impending condominium tower coming to 130 William Street, in the heart of the Financial District. Plans have evolved substantially since initial building applications were filed back in March of 2015, and initial plans for a mixed-use building with a substantial hotel component were dropped for the all-condominium version as of early 2017. Demolition of the site’s extant structures has since been completed, and now excavation is making quick headway, as per the latest photos from rbrome.