After years in the development pipeline, one of the BAM Cultural District's central towers is thisclose to topping out. Brownstoner swung by the site at 250 Ashland Place to find that the tower is just ten stories shy of reaching its superlative 568-foot heightwhich is a heck of a lot farther along than it was just four months ago. At 52 stories, it will hold 586 apartments, of which 282 will be permanently affordable to low- and middle-income families.
Brownstoner describes the tower as featuring "a bundle of rectangular volumes clad in glass and bricks of different color ... Bricks on the central volume facing Fulton Street are dark maroon, while the tower elements facing Ashland Place and Rockwell Place are light tan." By the looks of it, some glass has started to go up on the facade.
Here's some previously reported background on the site:
As with all city projects, 250 Ashland is a joint venture, and the Gotham Organization and DT Salazar are developing it with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the NYC Housing Development Corporation. Units will range from one- to three-bedrooms, and since it's in the cultural district, it will have 8,000 square feet of space for a yet-to-be-named arts group. There will also be more than 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail. FXFOWLE is the project architect.
· Sleek Tower With Affordable Housing, Arts Space Rises in Fort Greene's Cultural District [Brownstoner]
· BAM Cultural District Tower Starts To Rise From the Ground [Curbed]
· All 250 Ashland Place coverage [Curbed]