It's been almost 12 years since developer Bruce Ratner announced his plans for a sprawling 17-tower megaproject called Atlantic Yards, and now, with one basketball arena open, a modular tower rising, three more buildings underway, and a new name, the time has come: the first apartments in the neighborhood now known as Pacific Park are up for grabs. The COOKFOX-designed building at 550 Vanderbilt Avenue won't be complete for at least a year, but sales of its 278 condos launched today. StreetEasy shows eight active listings, ranging from a $565,000 studio measuring 416 square feet to a 1,919-square-foot three-bedroom asking $2.89 million. There will also be four-bedroom units and a few maisonettes and penthouses, though none of those have listed yet.
The 17-story building sits at the corner of Dean Street on the southeast corner of the complex's future park, which inspired the project's new name. COOKFOX is all about getting nature into their buildings, and 550 does that with plantings on the facade, a communal rooftop terrace, and private terraces. View to the park, designed by Thomas Balsley Associates, are also prioritized in common spaces and hallways.
The interiors were also designed by COOKFOX, and apartments have wide plank chestnut floors, Carrara marble counters, walnut cabinetry, and Miele appliances.
The other two Pacific Park buildings that are currently under construction will both be rentals. COOKFOX designed the 298-unit building going up at 535 Carlton Avenue, which will be completely affordable, and SHoP Architects designed the market rate rental set for 30 Sixth Avenue.
· 550 Vanderbilt Avenue [official]
· Listings: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· Atlantic Yards Rebrands As Pacific Park, Reveals Next Building [Curbed]