Construction and excavation is now underway on Spitzer Enterprises’ trifecta of towers along the South Williamsburg waterfront. Set to rise from a three-acre parcel at 416-430 Kent Avenue, between Broadway and South 9th Street, the development is graced with nearly 400 feet of prized East River frontage. Approved permits filed with the Department of Buildings detail that the plan will comprise 857 rental apartments within three 22-story towers. A publicly accessible park and esplanade will run along the shoreline and connect to the the existing esplanade of the Schaefer Landing development to the south.
The relatively young firm of ODA Architects is handling the design, which features many of their volume-popping elements to which we’ve grown accustomed. Firm founder Eran Chen told the Times that their design is a “molded iceberg, sculpted to create the maximum number of views and outdoor spaces.” And as can be seen from the construction photos below, units will have stellar views of the Downtown and Midtown skylines and the East River bridges. The 253-foot-tall buildings will feature rooftop pools and terraces, on-site parking, bicycle storage, fitness centers, and lounge and recreation rooms. Twenty percent of units will be reserved for low-income households.
The $700 million development is just one block south of the Williamsburg Bridge and a few blocks south of Two Trees’ immense $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment, which will contain more than 4,000 apartments. To meet the oncoming surge of residents, several transportation solutions are on the table including an aerial skyway, expanded ferry service, and a $1.7 billion Brooklyn-Queens waterfront light-rail line.
View from the Williamsburg Bridge
Site of the southern, pair of connected towers at 420-430 Kent Avenue
Excavation underway of the northern tower at 416 Kent Avenue
From Kent Avenue with the Schaefer Landing development in the background
Future view of the Williamsburg skyline via CityRealty
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Renderings courtesy of ODA Architects; Construction shots via 6sqft
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