UPDATE: Dattner is collaborating with Bernheimer Architecture on this project.
Construction is now underway on the 12-story Dattner Architects-designed building at 15 Lafayette Street also known as the BAM North Site II, YIMBY reports. The structure is currently a couple of stories above ground, and when complete, this Jonathan Rose Companies-developed building will include 123 apartments and cultural spaces on the lower floors.
About 40 percent of the units at the tower will be affordable and made available through an affordable housing lottery. Plans also call for the cellar through second floors to be rented to cultural institutions, and tenants who have signed on so far include the Mark Morris Dance Company, and the Center for Fiction. The apartments will be located above that.
Amenities planned for the building include a rooftop terrace, bike storage, lounges, and a fitness center. Foundation work got underway in September last year, and is expected to wrap up sometime next year. Part of the larger Brooklyn Cultural District, the developer for this project, Jonathan Rose, was selected after a request for proposals put out by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.