Wednesday, January 8, 2014

When Is Eight Stories Massive?

Rheingold Developer Planning 86-Unit Building Near Barclays Center
Context is key. Directly adjacent to the current Vanderbilt Yards and future site of Atlantic Yards towers, eight stories is not massive.  It's transit-oriented development. Especially when neighboring 676 Pacific appears to be nine or ten stories tall. 

The largest transit hub in Brooklyn is a short walk away.  The real question is why a project this close to a major transit hub needs 65 parking spaces.
Developer Read Property is planning a massive eight-story apartment building just a block from the Barclays Center at 670 Pacific Street, according to a plan exam filed last week. The development will have 86 units and  61,058 square feet of residential space. Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is designing the building. Planned amenities include a roof deck, storage for 43 bicycles, valet parking, recreation space and 65 underground parking spaces. Read is combining three properties at 670, 674 and 678 Pacific, but no sale has hit public records yet. And the DOB has not yet approved demolition permits for 670 and 674 Pacific, both of which are low-rise factory buildings. 678 is vacant.

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