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I hope the new inhabitants will have the good sense not to have cars! I've lived in Cobble Hill (12 years) and Prospect Heights (5 years), and I think the construction that's been already been done has changed this general area of Brooklyn into something that's more Manhattan-like. I'm not sure it's necessarily benefited all of the businesses in the area, either -- Marco's closed, despite a rave review in the NYT -- and there are other vacant spots on Flatbush and Vandy. I'm sure it seems cool for new young people with money moving in, but the area has already grown very congested and that's going to really ramp up with two new apt complexes on Dean St between Flatbush and Vanderbilt). People who prefer a sleepier Brooklyn now need to go quite a bit south. There don't seem to be many areas to throw up large apt complexes in South Brooklyn/Windsor Terrace/Park Slope, thankfully. I think that's a good thing. I'm on my way out of Brooklyn, which I feel sad about, but the areas I've loved no longer hold the appeal they did 10-20 years ago.
Are they going to empty Manhattan to fill these towers? Whoa.
Here's the latest rendering for the entire site when complete.Here's the latest succinct description:http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/06/01/pacific-park-is-getting-a-new-26-story-resi-tower/
@whynot_31, just to clarify there is no decision about what kind of school will be located in the complex, other than that it will be a public school facility that is presently proposed to be constructed so its spaces would be suitable for middle school or elementary school students, or both. in this district almost all of our schools are co-located with middle school students in elementary school buildings and vice-versa, and how the building is constructed does not predict its ultimate usage.
prospect heights residents and the larger school community of the district where pacific park is located are urging the DOE to make it into a dedicated middle school. we have been told that no decisions will be made about the utilization of the school for many months, but we are continuing to advocate strongly so the DOE can begin to work with us pro-actively and so parents can know that there are new, high quality options on their way. we're looking to get more input from the stakeholder communities - parents, educators, and potential arts, cultural and tech institutions that could be partners in a first-rate middle school for our district. if anyone is interested in being involved, feel free to DM me!
On the Apt prices. I do think they're high. 3k for a 1 bedroom is totally normal in this city now. But we're talking 630 ft. Thats quite a bit smaller than average. I live in a condo building of all 600ish ft units. Its almost all singles here. Couples can make it work in this space, but at 4k (mortgage plus CCs), dual owners should opt for the one amenity that this place can't offer, space. They can still find it at that price, elsewhere in the neighborhood.
I don't know why it works on my phone and not yours
When this project began, FCP was required to hire local workers.
In response, it agreed to make one of the buildings composed of modular units and construct them at the Navy Yard. Some people claimed that this would foster similar projects in the future.
Well, I hope they were looking into the distant future, because it seems this method of constructing buildings is economically not feasible to the degree that the Navy Yard facility will be closed once the building is completed.
Here's press on how the first building has now topped out.
A collection of the renderings:
The buildings to be built along 6th Avenue now have renderings:
6th Avenue site now going up:
Some details re: the affordable units in 461 Dean http://ny.curbed.com/2016/4/26/11511436/pacific-park-modular-building-461-dean-affordable-housing-lottery
Advertised in surrounding CBs as well:
Despite not being ready for occupancy, 550 Vanderbilt is now 50% sold.
"Nine months after officially launching sales, Pacific Park Brooklyn’s first condominium building is 50 percent sold, the developer said.
More than 140 units at 550 Vanderbilt Avenue are now in contract, with a blended average sale price of $1,500 per square foot."
Prices of the remaining units: