Construction has topped out on 278 Eighth Avenue, a 14-story mixed-use building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Chelsea 23rd Realty Corporation, an LLC affiliated with JJ Operating, the 175-foot-tall structure will yield 132,700 square feet with 190 rental apartments and multiple levels of retail space. Square Mile Capital and Pacific Western Bank provided $183 million in construction financing for the project, which is being constructed by Leeding Builders Group between West 23rd and West 24th Streets.
Work is continuing on the multi-story podium of The Brooklyn Tower, a 1,066-foot residential supertall at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed and built by JDS Development, the 93-story skyscraper stands as the tallest structure in the outer boroughs that will yield 550 units composed of 150 condominiums, 120 affordable rentals, and 280 market-rate rentals, as well as a 100,000-square-foot retail podium incorporated into the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Group is the marketing, sales, and leasing agent for the residential component, Gachot Studios is the interior designer, Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot is the amenity designer, and HMWhite is the landscape designer for the property, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and the adjoining Dime Savings Bank to the west.
Construction has topped out on 73-75 McGuinness Boulevard, an eight-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The structure is designed by Avalon Designs and developed by David Grunfeld under the GW BLVD LLC, which purchased the property for just under $4.2 million at the end of 2021. Demolition permits were filed by Stroh Engineering Service in December 2021 and the former three-story occupant of the site was torn down last year. Blue Sky Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Nassau and Norman Avenues. The Masters Division at Nest Seekers is handling leasing and marketing of the 32 units.
Construction has topped out on 100 Flatbush Avenue, a 44-story residential tower at Alloy Block in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall structure will be powered entirely by electricity and will yield 441 units with 396 at market rate and 45 dedicated to affordable housing, the latter of which are being developed with Fifth Avenue Committee. The full five-building Alloy Block masterplan 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.
Exterior work is progressing on 584 Leonard Street, a three-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Pliskin Architecture and developed by LTNG, the structure will yield two units each with more than 3,000 square feet of space. Sharon Engineering is the MEP and structural engineer and Trave LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Norman and Nassau Avenues.