It's been a big week for the BAM-Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. The new BRIC House opened last Thursday, a development team was chosen for the final city-owned site, and now the city has revealed its plans for the BAM North Site I at 598 Fulton Street. Brownstoner has photos of the renderings from a community board presentation, which show a 52-story, 586-unit high rise. The height may come has a surprise, but it shouldn't; the city announced the size of the building back in November when they chose the Gotham Organization to build it. FXFOWLE is the architect, and we've reached out in hopes of obtaining actual renderings.
The building is being constructed in partnership with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, so there will be 281 units affordable to low- and middle-income families. The other 305 will be market rate, and there will be a range of studios to two-bedrooms. The tower's podium will hold 10,800 square feet of ground-floor retail with frontage on Fulton Street, plus 8,000 square feet of cultural space on the second floor. Construction is expected to start by year's end.
· City Plans 52-Story High Rise for BAM North Site I in BAM Cultural District in Fort Greene [Brownstoner]
· Mapping the BAM Cultural District Building Boom [Curbed]
· All BAM Cultural District coverage [Curbed]