Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Keep your eye on the ball: permit filed for 26-story condo tower next to current condo construction site

We hear a lot about the 100% affordable building (B3) coming at the corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue, set to launch in June.

But Greenland Forest City Partners is also building a 100% market (aka unaffordable, at least to the people who clamored for affordable) condo building at the same time, located between Dean and Pacific streets one site west of Vanderbilt Avenue. The site is B12, and the address is 615 Pacific Street.

And, at 26 stories and 278 feet, it's a lot larger than the adjacent 202-foot tall condo tower (B11) at the corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt promoted as "Everything you love about Brooklyn."

No rendering has been released.

The Real Deal had the scoop, Pacific Park is getting a new 26-story resi tower: Permits filed for 244-unit project at 615 Dean Street:
Greenland Forest City Ratner Partners is preparing to put up another building, a 26-story residential tower, in the Pacific Park megadevelopment, according to a permit application [bottom, and here] filed with the Department of Buildings Monday.
The tower, located at 615 Dean Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights, will contain 244 apartments across 312,750 square feet. An additional 4,000 square feet will be set aside for commercial space, including ground-floor retail.
This looks to be a variant of B12, tentatively proposed at 265 units, and 317,000 gross square feet, as in the graphic below. It looks like they decided to produce fewer apartments, thus making several larger.

Note that Greenland Forest City would not respond to questions from The Real Deal; they'd surely rather promote the affordable building first.



As noted by the Real Deal, Kohn Pedersen Fox is the architect of record. That's different from CookFox, which is working on other towers on Block 1129, the southeast block of the project.

(Nothing wrong with different architects, but it's amusing to recall how Forest City swore Frank Gehry--against his professed wishes to bring in other architects--would design every building.)

Fun fact from the application:
THIS BUILDING IS EXEMPT FROM COMPLYING WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NYC ZONING RESOLUTION BASED ON THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ZONING OVERRIDE. 

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