With construction of the Pier 1 condo-hotel underway, it's time for Brooklyn Bridge Park to turn its attention to the next batch of park-funding condos. Today, the Mayor's office announced that Alloy Development and Monadnock Development will design and develop a 12-story, 100,000-square-foot residential building at 1 John Street near the Manhattan Bridge overpass. The news comes with a slew of new renderings, previously known to the world as the work of "Team 11." Of all the finalists, this looks to be the boxiest and the glassiest. Curbed commenters basically ignored it, but one lone person had these kind words for the design: "As far as boxes go, it is a pretty sexy one." It will have just 47 condos (130 was the maximum), plus ground floor space for retail and the Brooklyn Children's Museum's first annex.
In addition to the new building, the park will expand with a 13,000-square-foot lawn, tidal marshlands, and tree-lined pathways. Construction is expected to begin next year, with completion set for 2015. Alloy and Monadnock, both Brooklyn-based companies, have worked together on three other Dumbo projects: 192 Water Street, 185 Plymouth Street, and the Dumbo Townhouses.
The RFP for the John Street site was released in December, and finalists' designs were revealed in May. The site was previously owned by ConEd, and it sits very close to the water. All new buildings have to be built above the new FEMA flood zones, but the press releases make no mention of additional flood prevention measures, only noting that the building is aiming for LEED Gold certification.
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· Brooklyn Bridge Park Taking Proposals for John Street Apts. [Curbed]
Renderings via NYC Mayor's Office Flickr