Pacific Park construction accelerates with groundbreaking at tallest tower
Rendering courtesy of Greenland Forest City Partners
Long in the works, construction at the Pacific Park complex in Brooklyn is set to ramp up after Greenland Forest City Partners announced a partnership with the Brodsky Organization to develop 18 Sixth Avenue. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the building will exceed 500 feet and become the tallest in Pacific Park. As 6sqft previously reported, Brodsky was also tapped for another apartment building in the complex at 664 Pacific Street, which will also include public space and a school. Groundbreaking at both sites is set to take place within the next two weeks.
“As we accelerate development at Pacific Park, this groundbreaking at 18 Sixth Avenue will be a significant step towards fulfilling our promise to develop a world-class neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn,” said Scott Solish, Executive Vice President of Development at Greenland Forest City Partners in a statement.
Located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and 6th Avenue, 18 Sixth Avenue will offer 859 units of mixed-income housing—including 258 units of affordable housing—with retail on the ground floor. Further details about the design are yet to be released.
Brodsky purchased rights for 664 Pacific Street from Greenland Forest City last year. Solish told The Post that Brodsky is “doing 664 Pacific Street on their own but within the framework of the project’s master plan.”
Once completed, Pacific Park will have 15 buildings that will include 6,430 housing units, of which 2,250 are to be affordable. In addition, there will be office space, retail, and eight acres of public open space. So far, only four buildings have been finished: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, a luxury condominium designed by COOKFOX; 535 Carlton Avenue (also designed by COOKFOX)and 38 Sixth Avenue, by SHoP Architects, both of which offer all-affordable rental units; and 461 Dean Street, the tallest modular building in the world. Developer TF Cornerstone is helming two other sites where residential towers will rise, 595 and 615 Dean Street, but construction has yet to begin.