Both are part of Pacific Park, originally known as Atlantic Yards, the biggest and most controversial development project in Brooklyn in decades.
Forest City, one of the most powerful and influential developers in Brooklyn, may be moving to distance itself from liability over Pacific Park.
It's been a long time coming, but 303 nicer-looking-than-average affordable units at 38 6th Avenue in Prospect Heights will be up for grabs starting Friday.
Applications are open for affordable units at Pacific Park's 461 Dean Street, but many who apply will be disqualified due to small errors — this information session hopes to prevent such mistakes.
Windows are going in at Greenland Forest City Partners’ 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, the first condo tower to break ground in the massive 17-building Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards mega-project in Prospect Heights.
Greenland Forest City — the developer partnership behind the Pacific Park mega-development — now wants to build one of the borough’s largest buildings across the street from the Barclays Center, according to Crain’s.
Pacific Park’s behemoth office tower could employ thousands of Brooklyn workers and be as big as 1.5 million square feet, but only if the developer can transfer air rights from the nearby Barclays Center plaza, a triangle of land jutting out into one of Brooklyn’s busiest intersections.
Rendering by Greenland Forest City Partners via YIMBY
Right now, 615 Dean Street is an empty lot. But soon enough it’ll join the ranks of Pacific Park’s buildings-in-progress with a 245-unit condo tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. A rendering of the future building — developed by Greenland Forest City Partners — was just released and spotted by YIMBY.
The building’s design features a series of boxy stacked forms with facade elements of precast concrete. Brownstone brick will highlight the the first five floors of the Dean street side, giving an impression of street-level scale before the bulk of the tower stair-steps to its full 278-foot height.
Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards’ first condo building, 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, will launch sales this summer, a rep told us. Prices will start roughly in the range of $550,000 and go all the way up to around $5,500,000, according to a teaser site that went live last week.
A few more details: Units will range from studios to four-bedrooms and include penthouses and maisonettes. The design will incorporate “minimal and elegant detailing” and “a strong connection to nature,” according to the copy, as well as views of the eponymous Pacific Park that will span eight acres next door. Amenities include a landscaped roof terrace on the eighth floor, residents’ lounge with fireplace, children’s playroom, chef’s kitchen for entertaining and private events, and a fitness center.
Construction will wrap in June 2016, according to a spokesperson.
As we have already reported, the luxury condo development will rise 17 stories and house 278 apartments. There will also be a pool, locker rooms, a shared library, common roof terrace and 198 bike storage spots.
The 100 percent affordable rental building next door at 535 Carlton Avenue, also designed by COOKFOX, is also supposed to wrap in June 2016.
Click through to see a rendering of the whole building.
Construction officially kicked off at the second affordable Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park building at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning at 535 Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights. Greenland Forest City Partners also launched a fancy new website for Pacific Park and published new renderings for 535 Carlton Avenue as well as a new rendering and more information about another forthcoming building, 30 6th Avenue, pictured above.
It will rise 23 stories and, as already reported, have 300 units, all of which will be affordable. It will, like the arena and the stalled B2 tower, be designed by SHoP Architects and house the development’s health care center and shops, plus underground parking, according to the website. It is scheduled to break ground in June.
Several local politicians attended the groundbreaking for 535 Carlton, including Mayor de Blasio, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, and Borough President Eric Adams, according to a press release we received. As already reported, the 17-story 100 percent affordable rental building will have 298 units. Fifty percent of the building will rent to families making between 145 and 165 percent of the area median income, which ranges from $121,655 to $138,435 for a family of four, according to DNAinfo. The other half of the apartments will be set aside for middle- and low-income families who make 40 percent of the area median income, or as little as $33,560 for a family of four.
Click through to see a previously published rendering of 535 Carlton, some new exterior renderings, and a photo of the groundbreaking today.
Greenland and Forest City Ratner Friday started demolishing the big old warehouse at 752 Pacific Street to make way for two apartment buildings planned for the block between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues — a large piece of the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park development. A representative for Forest City Ratner sent us these photos of the demolition.
The 100 percent affordable 535 Carlton Avenue and market-rate 550 Vanderbilt Avenue will both rise on this property, bringing a total of 580 apartments, 298 of which will be affordable. The rep revealed that two other buildings (“B13 and B14”) are tentatively planned for the site as well, but permits haven’t been filed yet. Click through to see more.
Photos via Forest City Ratner