Details of the third and final phase of Downtown Brooklyn's City Point development have been scarce, but the Commercial Observer brings news of a crucial detail: Extell will be the developer. The project will be a residential building atop a retail podium, and they haven't decided if it will be condos or rentals. Currently, the plan does not included affordable housing. Gary Barnett's firm is super busy in New York, but this is the firm's first Brooklyn projectand there is a chance that it could be the borough's tallest tower.
A few years ago, a rendering of a 65-story tower as part of City Point made the rounds, but City Point developer Albee Development called it "really totally imaginary."
Phase 3, to be located along Willoughby Street, will indeed hold the tallest part of the development, though current visuals on the City Point website show it to be just a tad taller than the 30-story building that is under construction as part of phase two. However, other older visuals put it significantly higher, even topping the under-construction Avalon Willoughby West. Considering Gary Barnett's history with tall towers, we imagine this Brooklyn debut will be a big one.
When complete, City Point will have a total of 1.8 million square feet, with a 675,000-square-foot retail base. The first two residential towers, now under construction, will rise 27 and 38 stories and hold a total of 690 apartments.
· Gary Barnett's Extell Enters Brooklyn With City Point Deal [CO]
· City Point [official]
· All City Point coverage [Curbed]
· All Extell coverage [Curbed]