Lately, Brooklyn has become one of the hottest spots for urban development in New York City. Every day, new Brooklyn buildings are rising higher and higher. From one end of the borough to the other, these five new projects promise to bring good paying contracting jobs for carpenters, electricians and other skilled tradesmen.
The Brooklyn Buildings Changing the Face of the Borough
1) 9 Dekalb Avenue
A new supertall 1,066-foot skyscraper is scheduled to rise adjacent to the Dime Savings Bank building in Downtown Brooklyn. Currently under construction, the 73-story tower will hold more than 500 residential units and retail stores.
The new building, which is located at 9 Dekalb Avenue, is made of glass and bronze and has an interlocking hexagonal design. Once completed, it will become the tallest structure in Brooklyn.
2) Brooklyn Navy Yard
The old Brooklyn Navy Yard will soon be redeveloped. The plan is to transform the area into a 21st Century hi-tech hub. Through a $1 billion investment, the industrial park will add more than two million square feet of space and 10,000 jobs by 2020.
This New York redevelopment project will include four different parts.
Admirals Row & 399 Sands
- A 79,000-square-foot Wegmans Supermarket
- Modern manufacturing spaces
- A 7,000-square-foot community facility
- 78,000 square feet of retail space
- 356,000 of light industrial space
A 675,000-square-foot new construction building will serve Brooklyn’s industrial, creative, tech and innovation sectors. WeWork has signed on to be the anchor tenant of Dock 72.
Building 77 is the largest development in the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s history. This one million-square-foot former storage building is being transformed into a state-of-the-art manufacturing, tech and design hub with a ground floor dedicated to food and beverages.
Steiner Studios Expansion
Steiner Studios, a New York City film studio is using the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a springboard for its expansion plan. This project will add 180,000 square feet of sound stages and support 1,000 jobs.
3) 325 Kent Avenue
325 Kent Avenue is another one of the newest Brooklyn buildings set to enter the New York skyline. At 16 stories tall, it offers a great view of the East River. Located on the Domino Sugar site, the building features 522 apartments arranged around an elevated courtyard.
4) 11 Hoyt Street
A new building at 11 Hoyt Street is slated to rise to a height of 51 stories. The tower will include more than 480 apartments and over 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The 591-foot-tall condominium building will include a pool, squash court, game room, children’s area and an exercise room. The entire project is expected to cost $685 million.
5) 80 Flatbush Avenue
80 Flatbush Avenue is a mixed-use development that is slated to be built two blocks from the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. The project, which will bring 900 more apartments to Brooklyn, includes:
- Two new public schools
- Affordable housing
- A new cultural facility
- Class-A office space
The 80 Flatbush Avenue redevelopment, which is currently facing some public opposition, calls for the building of two skyscrapers in a mostly residential neighborhood.
Over the next few years, the construction of these five Brooklyn buildings will help bring more economic opportunity to the region.