Mixed-use building over a subway station / Phase 1 Completion 2008
The design for Site B in the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Urban Renewal Plan was planned in two phases:
Phase 1- 195,000 SF mixed-use building with 158 apartments, retail stores, and indoor parking above the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station which was designed in 1930 to support a new building
Phase 2 - new infill townhouses for two frontages on State Street.
The development team was selected in a competitive RFP by the Empire State Development Corporation with community based design guidelines. The design forms a transition in scale from “downtown to brownstone Brooklyn". The 8-story Phase I design is supported by seismic spring isolators on the subway roof load points and is restrained by battered piles at the rear of the site. The 447-ft. frontage is treated as one building with a central lobby leading to three elevator cores, and is divided equally between affordable and market-rate rental units.
The project has been recognized in numerous publications and was the recipient of a Build Brooklyn Design Award in 2008. The New York Post cited the project and its new stores as a catalyst in the revitalization of the Hoyt-Schermhorn neighborhood.