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210 Livingston Street

Construction Reaches Street Level for 25-Story, 368-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 210 Livingston Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Construction has reached street level at the site of a planned 25-story, 368-unit mixed-use building at 210 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. A photo of the progress was posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Under development is a 405,002-square-foot project that will feature nearly 20,000 square feet of retail on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units will begin on the third floor and should average 825 square feet apiece. The apartments will be rentals, and 74 of them will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Amenities include a 130-car underground garage, storage for 184 bikes, “accessory amenity spaces” on the second floor, outdoor terraces on the second and 15th floors, and a lounge on the 15th floor. Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates are the developers, while Handel Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in late 2017.



Red Hook Houses

City Moves Forward with ‘Microgrid’ Infrastructure Upgrade at Red Hook Houses

Last week, the New York City Housing Authority launched a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a modern utilities system for the 28-building, 2,878-unit public housing complex called Red Hook Houses, in Red Hook. The proposed infrastructure upgrades are to include heat, hot water, electricity, and the systems of delivery for all three, according to DNAinfo. It would include two central plants, located on opposite ends of the complex at 592 Clinton Street and along Richards Street, in addition to 12 utility pods with generators. The new infrastructure is intended to disconnect Red Hook Houses from the electrical grid. That way, in the event of a black-out, the complex would be able to operate on its own. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is also chipping in $438,213,000 to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. The money will be used to upgrade and renovate playgrounds, roofs, mechanical equipment, and a senior center, and contribute to the infrastructure project. Proposals are due in phases by July 22 and September 9. Kohn Pedersen Fox has already been tasked to design the project.


Rendering of 125 Greenwich Street. Via Bizzi & Partners Development

New Renderings Confirm 125 Greenwich Street’s Supertall Status

Less than two weeks ago, the foundation was completed for a new mixed-use tower in the Financial District. Now, new renderings are out for the building going up at 125 Greenwich Street, thanks to the eagle-eyed contributors on the YIMBY Forums, and they would appear to confirm a final height exceeding 1,000 feet, given the tower will stand taller than the nearby 977-foot-tall 4 World Trade Center at 150 Greenwich Street.

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