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New looks at Front and York, Dumbo’s massive mixed-use project

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The project will include amenities like a 25,000-square-foot private park and a posh rooftop pool

A group of buildings with many windows. In the distance is a bridge.
The project will have a “private rooftop pool deck modeled after exclusive membership clubs.”
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A long-undeveloped lot in Dumbo is on its way to becoming a “resort-style destination” with over 150,000 square feet of amenities, including a 25,000-square-foot private planted courtyard—and now, with a new batch of renderings, curious onlookers can take a peek at what’s to come.

Front and York, so named for its location at the intersection of Front and York streets, is co-developers CIM Group and LIVWRK’s 1.1 million-square-foot addition to the Dumbo residential scene. The project, first unveiled in January, is coming to the lot once known as 85 Jay Street, a former Jehovah’s Witnesses property that was purchased by the developers back in 2016. CIM Group and LIVWRK, along with Kushner Companies who sold its minority stake back to CIM Group in late 2018, purchased the site for $345 million.

The new development will have 728 apartments, 408 of which will be one- to four-bedroom condos, and 320 of which will be rentals. (Sorry, there’s no intel on pricing just yet, but sales will launch sometime this year.) Both the condos and the rentals will have access to the 25,000-square-foot private outdoor space that’s being designed by Brooklyn Bridge Park’s landscape architecture firm, Michael Van Valkenburg Associates.

The development will have other posh amenities like a porte cochere, private wine rooms, co-working lounges, a chef’s kitchen with private dining room, and a “private rooftop pool deck modeled after exclusive membership clubs,” per the developers, that will include cabanas and lounge areas. The condos and rentals will also share select amenities, though which those will be is unclear.

The developers tapped architect Morris Adjmi for the project, whose design Curbed previously reported echos the architecture of the surrounding neighborhood with arches at the ground level that recall the design of the Manhattan Bridge, and a facade that’s not dissimilar from the area’s once-industrial warehouses.

The development will also include ground-floor retail, extra-wide sidewalks, and both private and public parking. The site is part of the state Departmnt of Environmental Conservation’s brownfield remediation program, and work to clean up the site is now underway. Construction is now underway at the site, and is expected to wrap up in 2021.