Monday, July 11, 2016

What are plans for Site 5? Developer's presentation shows a 785-foot tower, much luxury retail, maybe no office space

From my article in City Limits today, Fuzzy Plans for New Towers at Key Pacific Park Site:
An "iconic office building" could be coming to Brooklyn's most contested crossroads, at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenue, if developers of the Pacific Park Brooklyn project (formerly Atlantic Yards) successfully steer a bold plan to combine two development sites into one.
But newly acquired documents not only reveal potential dimensions for the giant project, at 1.1 million square feet and up to 785 feet tall, that have been kept under wraps. They also hint the plan, which could contain Brooklyn's glitziest mall, might contain more apartments than office space.
...The switch also would make permanent the Barclays Center's striking oculus and associated plaza.
Not only might the move usher in a significant condo-plus-retail segment of a project billed as a job-creating office tower. It also would create a far taller and bulkier building than previously approved, at the border of a residential street and at a crossroads already widely seen as dysfunctional.
Go to City Limits for the rest.

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