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40 Affordable Units, Rooftop Pool Coming to Greenpoint Building: Developer

By Serena Dai | July 8, 2015 5:55pm
  It's still unclear whether the plethora of amenities will be accessible without cost to all tenants.   
PHOTOS: 40 Affordable Units Coming to Greenpoint Building with Rooftop Pool
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GREENPOINT — A new development planned for the neighborhood will have about 40 affordable units in the building — a property with amenities like "an oasis in the sky" rooftop pool, game room and fitness center.

The nearly 200-unit mixed-use development at 211 McGuinness Blvd. broke ground this week, according to architect Gene Kaufman.

But it's still unclear what income levels will qualify for the affordable apartments — or whether the plethora of amenities will be available without additional cost to all tenants.

Developer Stellar Management declined to comment on specific rent costs or qualifying incomes.

The building will be loaded with amenities.

The eight-story building will have ground-floor commercial space and more than 170,000 square feet of common space.

A green roof will be "an oasis in the sky," with an 840-square-foot pool with chaise lounges, grass, trees, grills, rustic tables and an outdoor screening room, according to a statement from Kaufman.

The property will also have a more than 2,000-square-foot tiered back garden, a fitness center on the top floor, a ground floor projection screen for movies and sports, a game room with pool tables and a fireplace and a library.

And underground, there will be a 112-car garage, 101-bike storage space and general tenant storage.

"The building will have a tantalizing mix of amenities designed to foster a lively community atmosphere," Kaufman said in a statement.

The massive project, whose lots sold for $13.9 million in 2014, will overtake much of McGuinness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and Calyer Street.

Studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms will make up the 197 units in the building.

It's unclear when the property will be completed.