Yet another residential skyscraper is in the works at 570 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, and today YIMBY has an update on site progress. The main elevation of the existing three-story, low-rise building is now sitting behind construction netting and scaffolding, and it will soon be demolished to make way for the planned 40-story mixed-use replacement. Hill West Architects is the designer of the project, while David Schwarz of Slate Property Group will develop the structure. Office and retail space is reportedly going to be in the lower section of the 550-foot tall development.
From the main rendering, the design and building massing is visually subdivided into large multi-level sections. Open outdoor terraces, found between the divisions, will most likely be part of the amenities package for residents and office workers. The entire skyscraper will encompass around 210,000 square feet. 12,400 square feet of retail space will span the first two floors while 89,000 square feet will go towards offices above. Instead of the typical massive floor plan layouts seen in Manhattan, these configurations will be designed for smaller local companies.
The residential component will take up about 111,250 square feet, with 139 apartments expected to be created, averaging 800 square feet each. 30 percent of residences will be affordable housing. When completed, the tower will be the tallest on the block and make a substantial addition to the overall Brooklyn skyline.
A completion date for 570 Fulton Street has not been announced yet.