Pacific Park, NY – Talk about a winning streak! Brooklyn has been outpacing its residential rivals in new construction among all five boroughs for a decade now, with trendy new mixed-use developments and an endless influx of hipsters to match. Like Williamsburg, DUMBO and Bed-Stuy before it, this new neighborhood within the Prospect Heights District, called Pacific Park, is slated to become the next “it” market in New York City.
15 mixed-use residential towers have been planned in the heart of the neighborhood, with dozens more being constructed in the adjacent areas of Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Clinton Hill, and Park Slope.
“Indeed, Brooklyn is in the midst of a construction frenzy,” notes a recent Forbes article “Brooklyn’s Apartment Boom: Too Much or Not Enough?” They cite Axiometrics data that shows new apartments in the New York City market were concentrated in Brooklyn, at 20% in 2015 and 29% in 2016. New supply is expected to moderate this year. But the ripple effects of this mass evolution will be felt for years to come. From amenity-rich towers with penthouses in the sky to affordable brownstone shares along serene tree-lined streets. Prospect Park is truly a place for everyone. And nowhere is is this more evident than in the ambitious Pacific Park development district just north and west of the now iconic Barclays Center.
Following are the new residential retreats ready to take Brooklyn’s trademark cool to the next level:
This 245-unit condominium designed by Kohn Pederson Fox will offer magnificent views stretching from the Brooklyn waterfront to Manhattan, include private terraces, and will be surrounded by Pacific Park’s open space on three sides. An additional 4,000 square feet will be set aside for commercial space, including ground-floor retail. Several apartments will have private terraces
31 select condominium residences will feature an exceptional facade with imported Kolumba brick, dramatic 9′ × 8′ windows, and delicately cut decorative brass entry panels. The interiors, designed by Paris Forino, feature custom kitchens with unique details and spa-like baths. 1- to 4- bedroom condominium residences include townhouse-style garden duplexes and triplex penthouse homes. Select residences feature attached private outdoor space. Amenities include 24-hour concierge, landscaped roofdeck, children’s playroom, residents lounge, and fitness center. 1BR units start at 970,000, with 4BR Penthouses reaching upwards of $2,750,000.
319 Schermerhorn Street (The Nevins)
The Nevins at 319 Schermerhorn is the perfect fusion of Brooklyn’s past and present, with serene brownstone, tree-lined blocks that never quite let on how magnificently modern the interior living space is. Designed by Issac and Stern, The Nevins boasts 73 residences over 21 stories ranging in size from studios to exquisite 3-bedroom full-floor units, to duplexes with exceptional private outdoor terraces. Open chef’s kitchens feature Bosch appliances and Frosty Carina countertops integrates seamlessly with the living space. Building amenities include a full-time concierge, state-of-the-art fitness center, a children’s playroom, landscaped roof deck, private storage and bicycle storage.
509 Pacific Street (The Hendrik)
Made of iconic Petersen brick, this 6 story, 38 unit masterpiece combines sophisticated minimalism and superior craftsmanship in the heart of Boerum Hill. Designed by award-winning architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle, no detail has been spared in the design of each open, spacious and light-filled residence. The handmade brick facade, wide-open layouts and full suite of amenities are just some of the reasons The Hendrik is Brooklyn’s most inspiring new place to call home. 1 BR start at 1,100,000. A 4BR Penthouse is currently listed at 4,550,000.
1 Dekalb Avenue (City Point Tower)
City Point Tower features sprawling views of Manhattan and Brooklyn, with the accessibility of 10 subway lines including the Dekalb Avenue Station on-site. Residences include a unique collection of Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom units, with 200 units reserved for affordable income levels. Each apartment boasts luxury finishes, extraordinary views, and spacious layouts, with accessibility to a breathtaking rooftop terrace. 282 of the 586 units will be available at below-market rates. There will also be 8,000 square feet of office space and 10,200 square feet of retail facing Fulton Street. Upon completion, the tower will stand among the tallest in Brooklyn, rising 568 feet to its roof.
333 Schermerhorn Street (The Hub)
Brooklyn’s first true wave of skyscraper development is now kicking into high gear, and progress is evident across the borough’s downtown. Towers are rising at CityPoint, the Avalon Willoughby is quickly ascending towards its 600-foot pinnacle, and closer to Barclays Center, 333 Schermerhorn is now peering above ground level (with the latest photos coming from YIMBY reader Tectonic). Douglas Steiner of Steiner Studios is developing the 581-unit tower, which will stand 577 feet tall. Dattner is the project’s architect, and unlike most of the towers rising in the current boom — at least among those revealed so far — “The Hub” will have an ornamental rooftop crown. At its base, it will also have a 35,615-square foot commercial space.
The first residential building to open in Pacific Park, 550 Vanderbilt offers 350,000 square feet dedicated entirely to landscaped green space, children’s play areas, open lawns, basketball courts, dog runs, and more. Rated Silver LEED, 550 Vanderbilt has been designed to preserve open light and views from each of the 278 residences. Every component of this stunning building has been selected for its sustainable, environmentally-friendly principles. Residents will enjoy 10,000 square feet of amenities including white-glove, 24 hour door service, a library by McNally Jackson, fitness center by The Wright Fit, lounge with catering kitchen, children’s playroom, pet grooming station, and an amazing rooftop terrace with communal gardens and breathtaking city views.