DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Downtown Brooklyn has practically become synonymous with construction, as new apartments, retail space, a food hall, a park, offices and hotels have risen in the neighborhood.
One of the most striking new additions to the skyline will be the borough’s first “supertall” skyscraper. At 1,066 feet, the planned tower at 9 DeKalb Ave. would eclipse the Chrysler and New York Times buildings in Midtown, which are tied for fifth-tallest in the city at 1,046 feet.
In total, the new construction is expected to bring nearly 6,500 new residential units to the neighborhood over the next five years, marking Downtown Brooklyn’s biggest construction boom in a decade, according to CityRealty.
Here’s a map of some projects to watch out for, with more information on each project below:
► 86 Fleet Place
Construction is under way on the new, 32-story tower at Myrtle Avenue and Fleet Place. The building, developed by Red Apple Development Group and designed by Goldstein, Hill & West Architects, will include 440 apartments and 10,025 square feet of ground-floor retail space. An opening date has not yet been set.
► 180 Myrtle Ave.
Construction is mostly complete on the Margo, a new 15-floor building at Myrtle Avenue and Fleet Place. The building, developed by Red Apple Development Group and designed by Dattner Architects, will include 228 apartments and 10,603 square feet of ground-floor retail space. An opening date has not yet been set.
► 217 Duffield St.
Demolition has begun at 217 Duffield Street as the city prepares to build a long-awaited park that will sit atop an underground parking lot. The new park, called Willoughby Square, will be located on Willoughby Street between Duffield and Gold streets. The project is being designed by Hargreaves Associates. The city’s Economic Development Corporation will be seeking a developer to construct the park and parking garage. An opening date has not yet been set.
► 237 Duffield St.
Construction has begun at 237 Duffield St., a 23-story mixed-use building that will have 105 residential units, as well as retail space on the cellar and ground floors. The 76,531-square-foot building was designed by Urban Tectonics and is being developed by Castle Rock Equity Group. Construction is expected to be completed by 2017, according to New York YIMBY.
► 211-215 Schermerhorn St.
This 14-story, 74,170-square-foot mixed-use building will bring 47 apartments, as well as retail space on the ground and basement floors. The building is being designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. Asset management company GPB Capital Holdings purchased the property from developer Nicholas Cammarato last month for $30 million after signing a contract and filing plans for the new building earlier this year, according to the Commercial Observer.
► 319 Schermerhorn St.
Construction is under way at the Nevins, a 21-story condo building that will include 73 residential units and ground-floor retail. The building was designed by Isaac and Stern and developed by Adam America Real Estate Development and the Naveh Schuster Group. It is expected to be completed late 2016.
► 333 Schermerhorn St.
Construction is progressing at the Hub, a 53-story residential tower that will include 740 rental units, 20 percent of which will be classified as affordable. The project was designed by Dattner Architects and is being developed by Douglas Steiner of Steiner Studios. It’s expected to be completed by 2017.
► 415 Red Hook Lane
This 21-story tower will include 108 rental units and ground-floor retail. Construction of the triangular building — designed by Ennead Architects and developed by Quinlan and Lonicera Partners — is expected to be complete by the end of 2016, according to YIMBY.
► 210 Livingston St.
This 25-story mixed-use tower will bring 368 rental units and 20,000 square feet of retail space to the neighborhood. The building, developed by Rose Associates and Benenson Capital Partners, was designed by Handel Architects. Completion is expected in late 2017.
► 300 Livingston St.
This 25-story building includes 714 residential units and 57,700 square feet of retail space. The building contains 571 market-rate units and 143 affordable units. The project is being developed by TF Cornerstone and designed by Handel Architects. It’s expected to be completed by 2017, according to YIMBY.
► 22 Chapel St.
The 20-story tower will bring 180 apartments and 1,969 square feet of ground-floor retail space to the neighborhood. Developers OTL Enterprises and DelShah Capital will be working with a community group to bring a new rehab center to the first floor to replace the START Treatment and Recovery Center currently at the site. CetraRuddy will design the new building. An opening date has not yet been set.
► 199 Jay St.
Construction is under way on the 33-story building that will include 270 new apartments and 57,904 square feet of retail space. The building will feature a 1,744-square-foot community space on the first floor. The building is being developed by Thomas Aschmoneit and designed by Woods Bagot. An opening date has not yet been set.
► 285 Jay St.
City Tech’s new eight-story academic center, located across from the school’s main campus, will feature a 1,000-seat auditorium, an 800-seat gym, a garden, dance and aerobic rooms, a fitness center, classrooms and offices. The building was designed by Perkins Eastman. An opening date has not yet been set.
► 420 Albee Square
The 400,000-square-foot office building is expected to create 722 permanent jobs and 566 construction jobs, according to the Economic Development Corporation. The building is being developed by JEMB and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. An opening date has not yet been set.
► 436 Albee Square
This 28-story high-rise will include 150 new residential units and 23,740 square feet of retail space. The building is being developed by Yoel Schwimer and was designed by ODA Architecture. An opening date has not yet been set.
► Macy’s at 450-458 Fulton St.
The $100 million redevelopment of the Downtown Brooklyn Macy’s at 422 Fulton St. is currently under way. The project, designed by FRCH Design Worldwide, began earlier this year after the department store signed a $270 million deal with real estate firm Tishman Speyer, which will remodel the upper floors of the 11-story building into offices, according to Curbed NY.
► 540 Fulton St.
Plans were filed earlier this year for the 19-story, 195,700-square-foot office building. The project, developed by Jenel Management and designed by Marvel Architects, will include ground-floor and basement-level retail space.
► 9 DeKalb Ave.
At 1,066 feet, the planned tower at 9 DeKalb Ave. will be Brooklyn’s first “supertall” skyscraper. The high-rise will total 556,164 square feet, with 463,470 square feet reserved for 417 residential units, according to Department of Buildings records. The tower was designed by SHoP Architects and developed by Chetrit Group and JDS Development. It’s is slated to go up by 2019.
► City Point at 1 DeKalb Ave.
While residents started moving into the nearly 700 new units at City Point earlier this year, some of the project’s retailers have delayed their opening dates to next year, including grocery chain Trader Joe’s, Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse, and 35,000-square-foot food hall DeKalb Market Hall.
► Ace Hotel at 61 Bond St.
Construction began earlier this year at 61 Bond Street, a 285-room hotel developed by GB Lodging and GFI Hospitality. The 18,000-square-foot space, which formerly served as an open-air parking lot, will become a “lifestyle hotel” slated to open in spring of 2018, according to the developer's website.