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Developer Chosen For The Final DoBro Cultural District Site

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[Rendering courtesy Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture]

The final piece of the Downtown Brooklyn-BAM Cultural District puzzle is falling into place. The city announced the development team for BAM North Site II, the last undeveloped property within the district, and there will be quite a few parties involved. Jonathan Rose Companies is the developer, while Dattner Architects, Bernheimer Architecture, and SCAPE Landscape Architects are all working on the design. Cultural groups Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, a nonprofit in Chelsea, and Science Gallery International, a group without a permanent U.S. home, will share 27,000-square-feet of space in the new development, located on Lafayette Street between Rockwell and Ashland Places.

UPDATE: The architects sent over new renderings, showing a building with a boxy pattern of windows, several setback terraces with a lot of greenery, and glass storefront. Click through for a better look at the rooftop terrace.

There will be 109 new apartments, 42 of which will be affordable to families earning between 80 and 130 percent of the area Area Median Income ($48,100 to $78,260 for an individual). There will also be a 2,700-square-foot Craft-branded restaurant. The site is currently occupied by a parking lot, and it's not yet clear when construction will begin the architects estimate that construction could being in mid-2015.

· Mapping the BAM Cultural District Building Boom [Curbed]
· All BAM Cultural District coverage [Curbed]