A new 100-percent affordable housing building designed by Dattner Architects recently broke ground in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Located at 50 Pennsylvania Avenue, the 94-foot-tall structure includes 218 apartments, amenity spaces, and ground floor retail. A portion of the residences will be set aside for the formerly homeless and “frail elderly households.”
YIMBY recently attended the topping-out ceremony and ribbon cutting of One Willoughby Square, aka 420 Albee Square, in Downtown Brooklyn. The 34-story, 495-foot-tall reinforced concrete skyscraper is the tallest new office building in Brooklyn and will contain 500,000 square feet of newly built Class A office space. FXCollaborative is the designer and JEMB Realty is the developer of the project. Gilbane Building Company is in charge of the construction.
Work is moving along on the exterior of The Symon, a 13-story residential building at 76 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights. Installation of the brick façade and windows on the main northern elevation is nearly complete. Designed by Eugene Colberg of Colberg Architecture, the development will contain 59 units, which will range from one- to four-bedrooms layouts. Studio DB is the interior designer for the residences, amenity spaces, and the curtain wall. Lonicera Partners, Orange Management, and The Davis Companies are developing the property.
Permits have been filed for 15 four-story residential buildings at 406-461 Vandalia Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located between Gateway Drive and Essex Street, the multiple lots are closest to the New Lots Avenue subway station, serviced by the 3 train. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
This month Long Island University and RXR Realty celebrated the commencement of a multimillion-dollar capital improvement project at the institution’s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Located near the buzzing intersection of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues, the improvement plan arrives as part of an initiative to modernize existing academic and recreational facilities.