Exterior work is moving along on 329 Broadway, a 17-story mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Syndicate Architecture and developed by Parkview Management, the 195-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure spans 175,000 square feet and will contain 63 units, more than 59,000 square feet of retail area on the first two floors, and around 24,500 square feet of community facilities on the third and fourth floors. JLJ Capital recently provided $57 million in financing for the project.
Recent photos show the degree to which construction has progressed since YIMBY’s September update. The curved outside of the superstructure has been covered in thick black netting and scaffolding, except for the southeastern elevation, as seen in the first photograph. Most of the framing for the perimeter walls is up, but the final curtain wall panels have yet to be fully installed. The main rendering shows the windows surrounded by what appears to be either stone or metal.
Work is proceeding carefully to avoid damage to the adjacent St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, which sits at the corner of Rodney Street and South Fifth Avenue.
329 Broadway is one of several new structures that have sprung up along the raised subway lines feeding into the Williamsburg Bridge. Residents will have views facing the bridge and sunsets behind the Manhattan skyline. The relative prominence and isolated position of the edifice will allow a substantial amount of natural light on all sides. Residences begin on the sixth floor and are arranged in a pinwheel pattern, with the elevator core and egress stairs placed in the center along the flat southeastern elevation. The development will also feature 18,000 square feet of private outdoor space, as well as cellar parking for 109 vehicles and storage.
The closest subway station is the elevated platform at Marcy Avenue, which serves the J, M, and Z trains.
A completion date for 329 Broadway has not been announced, though sometime in the second half of 2020 is conceivable.