The massive rectangular-shaped project taking up a full block at 85 Jay Street has officially been dubbed “Front and York,” and today YIMBY has a full update on site progress. Bound by Front Street and York Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the 1.1 million square foot residential complex will soon sprout from what was one of the neighborhood’s last and largest undeveloped lots. The new building, with retail shops on the ground floor and a mixture of condominiums and rentals above, is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, and is being developed by CIM Group and LIVWRK.
A recent look at the site shows work is in progress on all parts of the foundation, with rebar set in place for future reinforced concrete columns and core walls. Sections of the concrete facade have commenced on all sides. Excavation is basically complete, with the exception of the dirt ramp that lets construction crews and equipment reach the base from street level.
When completed, the complex will first make way for a nine-story podium, followed by two offset, twelve-story towers at opposite diagonal corners of Front and York. Other than its relatively tall height above the neighborhood, the signature look that will make the building stand out are the arched windows at ground level on all sides. This exterior architectural feature will be further enhanced by extra wide sidewalks lined with new trees along the perimeter. The closest subway is the F line at the York Street subway station just across the street to the south.
Sales of the residences are expected to launch in 2019, with units spanning from one- to four-bedrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool on the rooftop deck, private underground parking space, and a large private park designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
A completion date for Front and York has not been announced yet.