Renderings were unveiled this week for 888 Atlantic Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The proposed 17-story mixed-use condominium is being developed by Y&T Development LLC, which is seeking special zoning changes to build the 175 foot high structure in a mostly low industrial block. Details in an environmental impact statement outline the rededication of the development site, which provides for mandatory inclusion development and rededication for six neighboring plots.
888 Atlantic Avenue would be approximately 211,560 square feet, with 181,200 square feet of living space, 14,660 square feet of retail space, 5,500 square feet of community facility space for doctor’s offices, and 12,500 square feet of basement space for 40 parking spaces. The building would have 228 apartments, with 69 units designated as affordable housing.
Planned Development Location 2 at 864-868 Atlantic Avenue and Location 3 at 858 Atlantic Avenue would also have mixed-use buildings similarly rising to a height of 175 feet for a total of 80,475 square feet. The components include 84 apartments on 71,775 square meters of living space and 8,700 square meters of retail space on the ground floor. Around 25 apartments would be shown as affordable housing.
The building, designed by Archimæra Architecture, would have a base height of about 95 feet, with several setbacks along the facade of Atlantic Avenue at different heights similar to the surrounding neighborhood. The exterior would be clad with concrete, with recessed windows and facade greening. Two gold-colored decorations span the height of five floors and direct the view of the building and highlight the entrances.
Several high-rise developments have sprung up in the area, including Pacific Park’s 18-story 550 Vanderbilt Avenue apartment building with retail stores on the ground floor; 550 Clinton Avenue, a 29-story residential tower adjoining Atlantic Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill; and two low-rise buildings under construction at 860 Pacific Street and 834 Pacific Street. Recently, Brooklyn District President Eric Adams turned down proposals for an 18-story tower at 840 Atlantic Avenue to replace the McDonald’s restaurant at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue.
If 888 Atlantic Avenue is approved next year, demolition and construction is expected to take approximately 22.5 months. Completion and occupancy will take place in 2024. Further developments on the adjacent sites 2 and 3 would take place over a period of three years, with completion expected by 2025.
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