Alloy, Monadnock Selected for Mixed-Use Project in DUMBO
- Aug 05, 2013
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors has selected a development team to design and create a 12-story mixed-use building located at 1 John Street in DUMBO, while expanding the parkland area into the northern portion of the park and improving pedestrian access.
Following a request for proposals issued in December, the city received 11 designs that aimed to enliven the northern entrance of the park. According to an official statement, the joint venture between Alloy Development and Monadnock Construction—both based in Brooklyn—was tapped to redevelop the 1.5-acre vacant site that was previously owned and maintained by Consolidated Edison Inc.
“Brooklyn Bridge Park has quickly become one of our city’s favorite parks, attracting visitors who enjoy its innovative design, new amenities and breathtaking views,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a press, statement, adding that “new parkland and residential development at John Street will allow the park to grow and continue to thrive as one of the highlights of our city’s new green waterfront.”
Set to break ground in 2014 and expected to be completed in winter 2015, the project will add 47 new housing units—most probably condos totaling 96,440 square feet—immediately north of the Manhattan Bridge as well as 2,650 square feet of ground floor retail space and 1,750 square feet of cultural space which will include the first annex of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The park will expand with tree-lined pathways, a saltwater marsh with pedestrian bridges, and a 13,000-square-foot gathering lawn.
Renderings via NYC Mayor’s Office