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First look at Morris Adjmi's modestly-sized Downtown Brooklyn condo

The building will have just 48 apartments

The development boom in Downtown Brooklyn, and the areas around it, has largely led to the construction of massive buildings adding hundreds of units to the area. (See TF Cornerstone’s 714-unit project at 33 Bond Street, or Alloy’s 900-unit mixed-use building at 80 Flatbush Avenue.)

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But there are some more modestly-scaled projects amid the many enormous buildings going up—and new details have emerged for one of those, at 211 Schermerhorn Street. The project, designed by the ever-prolific Morris Adjmi Architects, has been in the works for some time now; developer Oestreicher Properties (along with GPB Capital Holdings) snagged the site back in 2015, and plans were filed with the Department of Buildings last year. Now, we have some more intel on what to expect, thanks to a teaser site launch earlier today.

The development will go by its address—211 Schermerhorn—and will have 48 apartments spread out over just 14 floors. (It’s positively fun-size in comparison to, say, Steiner’s 55-story Hub.) Those will be a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, with just three or four units per floor.

Adjmi’s no stranger to this neighborhood; he’s also behind a small-scale condo building at 465 Pacific Street, and for the Schermerhorn Street project, he’s taking a similar approach. The facade, which will be made from Danish bricks, is intended to blend in with the neighborhood’s architecture, as are the large casement windows. There’ll also be about 6,000 square feet of commercial space, according to the DOB filings.

As for amenities, the building has all of the standard ones you see at condos these days: there’ll be a fitness center, media room, a residents’ lounge, a communal roof deck, and bike storage, among others. While pricing for the units has yet to be revealed, sales are due to launch sometime this fall.