City Point (Brooklyn)

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City Point
City Point Tower II Brooklyn NY 2015 06 10 08.jpg
Looking southeast along Flatbush Avenue Extension at 10 City Point (also known as City Tower or City Point Tower II) on the left and City Point Tower I on the right. The future site of City Point Tower III is in the foreground.
Alternative names1 City Point, 10 City Point, City Tower, One DeKalb Avenue
General information
TypeMixed-use
Location336 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Coordinates40°41′25″N 73°58′56″W / 40.69028°N 73.98222°W / 40.69028; -73.98222Coordinates: 40°41′25″N 73°58′56″W / 40.69028°N 73.98222°W / 40.69028; -73.98222
Completed2015 (City Point I)
2016 (City Point II)
2020 (City Point III)
ManagementThe Brodsky Organization
Height
Roof361 feet (110 m) (City Point I)
525 feet (160 m) (City Point II)
720 feet (220 m) (City Point III)
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area1.6 to 1.9 million square feet (0.15×10^6 to 0.18×10^6 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectCook + Fox Architects
Main contractorAlbee Development LLC

City Point is a mixed-use multi-building residential and commercial complex in Downtown Brooklyn, New York City.[1] City Point is, by square footage, the largest mixed-use development in the city.[2]

City Point was supported by the New York City Economic Development Corporation as a sustainable mixed-use development for retail and housing.[3] The project was developed by Albee Development LLC and designed by Cook + Fox architects, and aims to be LEED-silver certified.[3] It was expected to create at least 328 construction jobs and 108 permanent jobs.[4]

The complex is built over the northwest entrance to the DeKalb Avenue station on the New York City Subway's B​, ​Q​, and ​R trains. It is across the Flatbush Avenue Extension from Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, and across Fleet Street from the future site of 9 DeKalb Avenue. City Point is located on the former site of the Albee Square Mall,[5] and its southern entrance is centered on the Fulton Street Mall near the historic Dime Savings Bank of New York.

History[edit]

Brooklyn Point skyscraper under construction in the City Tower complex on April 6, 2019.

In 2004, New York City's office of Economic Development adopted the "Downtown Brooklyn Plan", which consisted of a series of zoning changes and public works.[3] City Point was one of the winning developments proposed, sitting on municipal-owned land, in an area already well-established as a shopping corridor.[3]

The first tower, City Point Tower I (also known as 7 DeKalb),[6] opened in 2015. It is a 19-story, 225,000-square-foot tower with 200 units of affordable housing,[7] and 50,000 square feet of retail space.[3]

Between the first and second towers is "the podium", within which was built 660,000 square feet of retail space, including Century 21 and an Alamo Drafthouse.[8]

The second tower, City Point Tower II (also known as 1 DeKalb Avenue),[9] or 10 City Point, doing business as City Tower[10] was completed in 2015[11] and opened in 2016. It is a 30-story, 335,000-square-foot tower with 440 market-rate units.[3][12]

Burger stand in DeKalb Hall

Accessible by entrances on Flatbush Avenue Extension and on Fulton Street is a shopping plaza with big box national chain stores, smaller retail shops, a movie theater, bar, and grocery store, as well as restaurants and a 27,000 square foot[13] food court in the basement of Tower II called DeKalb Market Hall.[14] DeKalb Market Hall has 40 different vendors,[15] small businesses based in the New York City area.[16]

A third tower—City Point Tower III, located at 138 Willoughby Street—is under construction,[17] planned to be 720 feet (220 m) tall, making it the tallest in Brooklyn in 2020.[17] It is planned to contain 458 market-rate condo units taking up 1,082,218 square feet (100,541.3 m2), with three stories of commercial space occupying 502,460 square feet (46,680 m2).[18][19] Tower III will be doing business as Brooklyn Point and is being designed by the firm Kohn Pedersen Fox.[20] This would be the only for-sale residential development at City Point.[21]

Notable tenants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The crazy real estate boom taking over Flatbush Avenue". September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Inside City Tower, the Future of Downtown Brooklyn". April 28, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "City Point". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "City Point design revealed". New York Post. February 18, 2010. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Albee Square - Downtown Brooklyn". November 1, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "7 DEKALB / City Point / Brooklyn Full-service Rentals". 7dekalb.com. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "City Point Tower Received 90,000 Applications for 200 Affordable Apartments". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Checking in on DoBro's Almost Complete City Point Towers". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. "City Point Tower II". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ Corcoran, Cate (June 4, 2015). "City Point Phase 2 Tops out at 43 Stories With Glassy Facade". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Inside Downtown Brooklyn's New 440-Unit Rental Tower". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  13. ^ "City Point Tower One". www.citypointtower1.com. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  14. ^ "Inside DeKalb Market Hall, The Gigantic New Brooklyn Food Hall With A Katz's Outpost". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "DeKalb Market Hall". dekalbmarkethall.com. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "Inside the Hustle and Bustle of Small Business in Brooklyn - The Bridge". May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Downtown Brooklyn's final City Point tower starts construction". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  18. ^ Devlin, Seán (August 7, 2017). "Construction Under Way on 50-Plus-Story Tower at DoBro's City Point". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  19. ^ Chen, Stefanos (February 23, 2018). "Downtown Brooklyn's Next Luxury Tower". Retrieved March 19, 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
  20. ^ Wong, Pamela (December 18, 2017). "Brooklyn Point: New Downtown Condo Tower Will Be Borough's Tallest—For Now - BKLYNER". Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  21. ^ Company, Extell Development. "Brooklyn Point, First And Only For-Sale Residence At City Point In Downtown Brooklyn, Launches Sales". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.

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