Thursday, January 23, 2020

Two New Towers with 800 Apartments Slated for Pacific Park

In the 13 years since the megaproject formerly known as Atlantic Yards was granted city and state approval, work at Pacific Park has progressed in fits and starts.

Construction was originally due to begin in 2004, but was delayed for a number of reasons. It was only in 2014, after China-based Greenland Group came on board, that construction really began.

Now, four buildings are finished and another two are under construction. In the next year, work will also begin on two parcels at 615 and 595 Dean Street, located between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues. 

In advance of the anticipated groundbreaking, the developers have unveiled renderings of those two buildings, once known as B12 and B13 to longtime followers of the site’s saga.

The original plan for 615 Dean Street was for a single 26-story condo tower, but current plans call for two buildings that have a similar look—slender tower rising from a blockier base—and materials inspired by the variety of architectural styles that surround the development.

The new buildings will have some 800 apartments between them, along with a 72,000-square-foot park, and ground-floor retail stores. The two new buildings will also sit atop a 455-car parking garage. 
A new outpost of Chelsea Piers will also be built, bringing youth classes and facilities to the neighborhood.

The Dean Street buildings are two of nine that are left to be completed before the megaproject is fully finished. According to the original timeline, everything would be scheduled for completion by 2025, although that may be a bit too optimistic.