DUMBO

1 John Street

Construction Wraps on 12-Story, 42-Unit Condominium Building at 1 John Street, DUMBO

Back in February of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 12-story, 42-unit condominium building at 1 John Street, in DUMBO. Then in June of 2015, we reported on the project when its skeleton was 10 stories constructed. Now, the 123,200-square-foot structure is fully clad, Curbed NY reports. Dubbed One John Street, its residential units should average a spacious 2,801 square feet apiece. The condos will range from two- to four-bedroom configurations and include four penthouses. Amenities include a landscaped rooftop deck, individual rooftop cabanas, a waterfront promenade, a fitness center, a bike storage room, laundry facilities, and private residential storage units. The ground floor will feature a 3,000-square-foot restaurant and 2,551 square feet of space for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Studio. Occupancy is expected this summer. Alloy Development (who designs its project’s in-house) and Monadnock Construction are the developers.


25-30 Columbia Heights

Development Team to Buy Jehovah’s Witnesses’ 11-Story Headquarters at 25-30 Columbia Heights, Vacant Site at 85 Jay Street

RFR Holding, LIVWRK, and Kushner Companies are preparing to enter into contract to purchase the 11-story, 733,000-square-foot office complex at 25-30 Columbia Heights, in Brooklyn Heights, in addition to the vacant full-block, 135,000-square-foot development site at 85 Jay Street, in DUMBO, from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The team of developers are paying $700 million for the properties, according to the New York Post. 25-30 Columbia Heights, which is commonly called the “Watchtower,” is the organization’s current headquarters. It could possibly be turned into a commercial hub, similar to how the same developers converted the former Jehovah’s Witnesses properties at 81 Prospect Street into offices back in 2014. As for 85 Jay Street, the site has been long approved for roughly 1.1 million square feet of development. That’s as many as 700 to 1,000 residential units, which could boost the neighborhood’s population by a third, Brownstoner reported a few months ago.




Bridge Park 2

Parks Department Receives Funding For Bridge Park 2 Renovation, DUMBO

As the Jehovah’s Witnesses place their Brooklyn properties on the market, the group has agreed to give the city $5.5 million towards rebuilding Bridge Park 2, located below the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in DUMBO. The park has been in limbo for over a decade, and previous plans to renovate and upgrade the dilapidated site never came to fruition. The redesigned park could have a skate park and a multipurpose field, although the Parks Department will have to finalize the redesign, according to the Brooklyn Paper.


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