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Developer: sidewalk outside B4 tower reopened; B12/B13 on schedule for first tenants early next year

This is the second of three articles about the 9/20/22 Quality of Life meeting. The first concerned the delayed platform.

Screenshots from meeting presentation
Scott Solish of Greenland USA, which owns nearly all of master developer Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), said the sidewalk on Atlantic Avenue outside of B4 (18 Sixth Ave., aka Brooklyn Crossing) had been restored.

"The last piece of work," he said, "is the restoration of a full size median in Atlantic Avenue to free up the east and west travel lanes. And that work should happen over the next several weeks."

That said, assuming a fence is built at Atlantic Avenue between Sixth and Carlton avenues for the platform work, that means traffic will be constricted for three years.

Solish said all the work on the residential units is substantially complete, except for some punch list work. The tower has 858 apartments, 600 of them market-rate, and 258 "affordable."

Have the tenants in the latter middle-income units--at 130% of Area Median Income (AMI)--moved in? Unclear.

That building is jointly developed by GFCP and the Brodsky Organization.

On the southeast block

A representative of TF Cornerstone, which is developing two towers on the southeast block of the project, between Dean and Pacific Streets and Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, was not present, but Solish provided an update

The towers, designated B12 and B13, have previously been described as 615 Dean Street and 595 Dean Street, but may just go by the latter.

Solish said that TF Cornerstones sent out some new renderings, which, as I noted, were picked up by Patch, without any update on the promised affordability.

"Right now, they anticipate the first TCO [Temporary certificate of to be received for the Department of Buildings at the beginning of 2023," he said, which means occupancy at the beginning of the year.

From Patch, via BerlinRosen
The buildings were expected to be finished by mid-year.

Open space coming

"Probably the most exciting part of this is that the next significant phase of Pacific Park open space will come online next year," Solish said, with completion on that southeast block between the new buildings and between them and the adjacent 535 Carlton Ave. and 550 Vanderbilt Ave.

"So you will see expanded kids play areas, expanded landscaping and seating areas, a new dog run, as well as a new central lawn," he said.

What remains to be seen is whether it's big enough to serve both residents of those four towers as well as neighbors.

The key to the most significant part of the project's open space is completion of three towers over the second phase of the platform--between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues and Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street--and then the conversion of Pacific Street, currently used as a staging area, into open space. That remains unscheduled.

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