During the summer of 2015, YIMBY reported that demolition was competed on the two-story commercial building at 1 Flatbush Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, excavation is underway for the planned 19-story, 157-unit mixed-use building replacing it, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The new structure will encompass roughly 170,000 square feet, 24,500 square feet of which will be used for retail space across the cellar through second floors. The rental apartments should average 793 square feet apiece, and 32 of them will rent at below market-rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include storage space for 79 bikes in the cellar, a fitness center, followed by entertainment lounges/recreation rooms, a library, a yoga room, all located on the third floor, and a rooftop terrace. Developers Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners landed a $110 million construction loan earlier this year. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
Slate Property Group
Work on the conversion of a former manufacturing building not far from the DUMBO waterfront is humming along quite nicely. Yesterday, YIMBY got a hardhat tour of the work underway at 51 Jay Street.
In November of 2014, the former 206-bed nursing home for AIDS patients (dubbed Rivington House) located at 45 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, closed its operations. Last year, there were reports that The Allure Group would turn the five-story, 150,000-square-foot building into a nursing home that would be available to all seniors, but now a team of developers has acquired the property for $116 million, according to The Real Deal. The team includes the U.S. branch of China Vanke Co., Slate Property Group, and Adam America Real Estate, and they plan to convert the building into roughly 100 condominium units. A completion date has not been disclosed.
The city’s Economic Development Corporation held a press conference today to announce plans for the block-long and century-old Bedford Union Armory at 1555 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, which will get 13 stories of rental apartments, a recreation center, community event space and commercial space.
Last week, Brownstoner brought us a construction update on the seven-story, 74-unit residential redevelopment at 51 Jay Street, in DUMBO, and now YIMBY can announce the expansion project has officially topped out. Its residential units average 1,815 square feet apiece and have commanded one of the highest price per-square-foot figures in the neighborhood, selling at $2,083 per-square-foot. The building is nearly 75 percent sold, as reported earlier, and move-ins are expected sometime next summer or fall. Residents will have a slew of amenities available to them, and 1,333 square feet of retail space is planned on the ground floor. Slate Property Group and Adam America Real Estate are the developers, while ODA Architecture designed the project.