In April of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Red Apple Group’s 15-story mixed-use building at 180 Myrtle Avenue, in Fort Greene, and a year later, the structure was two stories above street level and rising. According to Brooklyn Daily, the structure has topped out and slightly larger than originally planned. The building — dubbed The Margo — will have 228 residential units, 40 of which will be rented at below-market rates. The ground floor will feature 10,600 and 500 square feet of retail and community health space, respectively. Dattner Architects is designing, and completion is expected in the spring of 2016.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is planning to connect three Fort Greene properties with a unified single-story base, according to The New York Times.The buildings include the three-story BAM Harvey Theater at 651 Fulton Street, a vacant lot at No. 653, and the ground floor of the condominium building at 230 Ashland Place. The $25 million project will link BAM’s spaces, while creating visual art galleries and amenities, including a cafe. Construction will begin soon, and completion is scheduled for September 2017, with Mitchell Giurgola Architects designing.
In the spring of 2014, YIMBY reported that excavation was underway at 286 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, where a 32-story, 384-unit mixed-use building is planned. Over a year later, the building is now two stories above street level and rising, according to Brownstoner. The building will have 77 units set aside as lottery-allocated housing, and will feature 21,000 and 45,000 square feet of retail and culture space, respectively. Two Trees Management is developing, while TEN Arquitectos is designing. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, and completion is slated for the second half of 2016.
Douglaston Development is moving forward with a townhouse project in Fort Greene, at 370-374 Clermont Avenue and 71 Greene Avenue. Originally filed in 2013, on the Clermont side, there will be two buildings, with three condominium units. One will be a four-story, single-family home, and the other will reach three stories and hold two units, averaging 3,885 square feet.
The NYC Housing Authority is planning to build an all-affordable building at the vacant 11,500 square-foot plot of land on the northwest corner of Myrtle Avenue and St Edwards Street, in Fort Greene, on the grounds of the Ingersoll Houses complex. According to DNAinfo, a community facility is planned on the ground floor. The building’s specifications will be determined once the City selects a developer by the end of 2015.