Ratner Gives Details on Plans for First Tower


    At a public meeting yesterday, Forest City Ratner revealed details on affordable housing and modular construction for the first Atlantic Yards tower, which will break ground in December, said the Atlantic Yards Report. AYR posted the report attendees received in its entirety, so you can read all about it online here. The 32-floor building, known as B2, will include free market, low income and medium income rentals. Applications will be available in January of 2014. Fifty percent of the building, or 181 units, will be affordable. In the low-income category, monthly rents will range from $494 for a studio to $835 for a two-bedroom. For those of middle income, rents will range from $939 for a studio to $2,740 for a two bedroom. Income requirements for all the affordable units range from a low of $17,430 for one person in the low-income category to $132,800 for a family of four in the moderate group. The entire building will be rent stabilized. The report doesn’t say much about the design, but it does have lots of pictures of the exteriors and interiors. Above, a rendering of B2 on the far left, behind Barclays Center. Like the Barclays Center, the architect on B2 will be SHoP. The renderings of the interiors show a clean, modern look with well-designed spaces and flow. Colors are light, with pale floors that appear to be bleached wood. Thanks to the modular design, construction is expected to take only 20 months rather than the usual 30. The modules will be built at the nearby Navy Yard, then trucked over at the rate of about eight to 12 per day — but not during rush hour, the report specified.

    At Meeting on First Atlantic Yards Tower [AYR]
    Renderings by SHoP and ARUP via AYR

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