Construction Update: 153 Remsen Street Reaches For Fourth Floor in Brooklyn Heights

Construction at 153 Remsen Street. Photo by Tectonic.

It was back in May of 2014 that YIMBY brought you work of permits being filed for a 60-unit mixed-use development at 153 Remsen Street, between Clinton Street and Court Street in Brooklyn Heights. In July of 2015, we reported that excavation and piling work had begun. Since then the building has reached about four floors, as seen in photos from our friend Tectonic. We also have a better look at the design of the overall structure.

Construction at 153 Remsen Street. Photo by Tectonic.

Construction at 153 Remsen Street. Photo by Tectonic.

The project from Quinlan Development and Lonicera Partners is being designed by Perkins Eastman Architects affiliate S9 Architecture. It is due to reach 19 stories at 185 feet in height and will encompass 79,211 square feet, according to the latest new building permit.

Rendering of 153 Remsen Street posted on-site. Photo by Tectonic.

Rendering of 153 Remsen Street posted on-site. Photo by Tectonic.

Of that, 71,746 square feet will be for residential use. That works out to an average apartment size of nearly 1,196 square feet. According to the Schedule A, residential units will start with four on the second floor, two of which will have private terraces. Then there will be four units each on floors three through 13 and two units each on floors 14 through 19.

Amenities will include a gym, playroom, and laundry in the cellar, parking for 30 bicycles on the first floor, and additional “residential amenity space” on the roof.

The project also includes 4,465 square feet of commercial space. That will go to a restaurant or bar occupying the cellar and first floor and a retail space on the first floor.

Brooklyn Heights is not a particularly large neighborhood. Most of it, especially, its inland areas is not far from a subway stop. In this case, options include the Borough Hall stop on the 2/3, the Borough Hall stop on the 4/5, and the Court Street stop on the R.

Other nearby points of interest are the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Cadman Plaza, the movie theater at the corner of State and Court streets, and MetroTech Center.

When we last reported on the development, completion was slated for later this year. As February is only a week old, that is still doable.

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