Construction is underway on Abolitionist Place, a 1.15-acre public park in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by landscape designer Hargreave Jones, the plaza will feature lawns surrounded by winding pathways and seating, a playground, dog run, and memorial art honoring Brooklyn’s abolitionist history. The park was made possible through a $15 million allocation from The New York City Economic Development Corporation and was renamed from Willoughby Square Park in June 2021. The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) will be responsible for managing the art installations at the park, which is bound by Willoughby Street to the north, Albee Square West to the east, and Duffield Street to the west, and FXCollaborative‘s One Willoughby Square skyscraper to the south.
Façade installation is progressing on 266 West 96th Street, a 23-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Fetner Properties, the 235-foot-tall structure will yield 171 rental units with 68 dedicated to affordable housing, as well as 8,961 square feet of community facility space. King Contracting Group is in charge of placing the CMU, bricks, EIF’s cast stone and roofing, Skyline Windows provided the window supply, and Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between West End Avenue and Broadway.
Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between West End Avenue and Broadway.
Excavation and foundation work are moving along at 98 DeKalb Avenue, the site of a 49-story residential skyscraper in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Rockrose Development, the 610-foot-tall structure will yield 418,092 square feet with 609 residential units and 3,775 square feet of commercial space. 180 Ashland GC LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 180 Ashland Place and located at the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place.
Exterior work is nearing completion on 100 Flatbush Avenue, a 44-story residential tower in the Alloy Block complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall, fully electric-powered structure will yield 441 rental units. Of these, 45 will be dedicated to affordable housing, developed in conjunction with the Fifth Avenue Committee. The five-building Alloy Block master plan will encompass 850 units with 200 permanently affordable apartments, 100,000 square feet of Class A office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 500 parking spaces for bikes, two Passive House public schools designed by Architecture Research Office, and space for a local cultural institution. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, Third Avenue to the northwest, and State Street to the southwest.
Construction has topped out on 219 Jay Street, a 13-story residential building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Kane Architecture and Urban Design and developed by Tankhouse Development, the 130-foot-tall structure will yield 27 condominium units spread across 54,118 square feet, for an average scope of 1,340 square feet. KSK Construction Group is the general contractor and 219 JSP LLC is the owner of the property, which is alternately addressed as 9 Chapel Street and bound by Concord Street to the north, Chapel Street to the south, and Jay Street to the west.