Construction Update: 81 Fleet Place

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Construction is making rapid progress at 81 Fleet Place in Downtown Brooklyn, where a 15-story residential building is now rising. The architect of record is Dattner, and billionaire John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group is developing the site.

81 Fleet Place

81 Fleet Place

An on-site rendering of the project reveals a fairly typical design, and the facade will be a mix of brick and glass. Permits indicate the development’s first floor will be dedicated to retail, with 13,000 square feet of space; after a setback, the residential portion rises above, and 81 Fleet Place will have a total of 205 units, spanning 159,785 square feet.

Curbed posted additional renderings of the site back in 2012, which give a better look at the project’s L-shaped configuration. Catsimatidis — whose name even the DOB permits mis-spell — owns several lots in the neighborhood, and 81 Fleet Place will be the first of three new developments to rise in the vicinity.

Red Apple’s additional neighborhood projects include a 213-unit building at 180 Myrtle Avenue, and an as-yet unannounced tower at 86 Fleet Place, which will be the tallest of the group.

81 Fleet Place

81 Fleet Place

Per the on-site signage, completion of 81 Fleet Place is expected by the end of this year, though given the current level of progress, a 2015 opening date may be more realistic.

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