During the Barclays Center ribbon cutting on Friday, developer Bruce Ratner announced some more big news: the first residential tower of Atlantic Yards will break ground on December 18. The 32-story B2, as the building is know, will be located at 461 Dean Street and it is the first of three residential towers coming to the site directly beside the arena. Back in November, Ratner announced that it would be built using modular construction, but now Patch is reporting that prefabrication is still up in the air since it would take away union jobs on the site.
B2 will have 363 rental apartments, with half of them being affordable for low-, moderate- and middle-income households. Most of the apartments will be studios and one-bedrooms, with only 48 units being two-bedrooms. There are no three-bedrooms. Every apartment will have a washer and dryer, and the building will have a 24-hour doorman, roof terrace, fitness center, yoga studio, resident lounge, game room, and bike storage. Street level will have 4,000-square-feet of retail.
Before, Ratner said that B2 would be complete in 18 months, but who really knows if it will even break ground on time.
· Atlantic Yards Developer to Break Ground on First Residential Tower [Patch]
· Atlantic Yards' Modular Rental Tower Will be World's Tallest [Curbed]
· Atlantic Yards coverage [Curbed]