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Pier-6-2 Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park; Photo: ODA New York
After sailing though a sea of controversy from Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO residents, a 400,000-square-foot pair of mixed-income residential towers have started construction at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Altogether, 266 units of market-rate and affordable housing, as well as a school will be built along the two-parcel site owned by RAL Development Services and Oliver’s Realty Group.
The developers tapped Eran Chen’s ODA New York to design the buildings and approved plans call for a 30-story tower standing between a playground and One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tower will rise 315 feet tall to its mechanical bulkhead and hold 192 market-rate condos. Further inland, a second tower will rise containing retail, 40 market-rate rental units and 100 affordable units.
Brooklyn-bridge-Park-023 Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park; Photo: ODA New York
24 Bridge Park Drive Site of the 30-story 24 Bridge Park Drive; CItyRealty
Pier-6-023 24 Bridge Park Drive; CityRealty
9 Bridge Park Drive Site of the 16-story 9 Bridge Park Drive; CityRealty
In 2015, the team beat out 13 other developers in a bidding process led by the Empire State Development Corp. (ESDC). The team will pay the city $98 million as well as annual rents and fees to help cover some of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s operations. In 2014, a group called the People for Green Space Foundation filed a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. claiming that the inclusion of affordable housing at the Pier 6 site violated the park’s master plan.
The buildings aim to achieve LEED Silver Certification and will be stacked with an array of amenities that include a fitness facility, a large resident lounge with harbor-view terrace, and a 4,000-square-foot landscaped common roof terrace. The exterior of both buildings features a gridded façade with large windows. The taller building will insert outdoor spaces throughout the overall volume. According to ODA New York, the design concept stems from the industrial history of the neighborhood meeting its residential present.
 
 
 
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