Thursday, June 2, 2011

City Point in Downtown Brooklyn Getting There

Phase 1 of the new four-story City Point building on Fulton Street (on the site of the old Albee Square Mall) has been topped with a slanted roof, revealing the bones of its final shape, as seen in the rendering below. Phase 1 is scheduled to be finished by spring, 2012.

According to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, planning and design is underway for additional development that will "seamlessly connect to the first phase."

The interim plan is to use re-purposed shipping containers to transform the north side (Flatbush Ave. and Willoughby St.) into a retail space called Dekalb Market for small businesses. Dekalb Market will launch sometime this summer, using 40 salvaged shipping containers from nearby ports to house chefs, artists, clothing makers and more.

Vendors include Daga Antiques, Dalaga, 3rd Ward, Harriet's Alter Ego, Little Poco, My Little India, Kudu-lah, Wright and Goebel Wines, food stores and restaurants including Maharlika, Sour Puss Pickles, Joe, Robicelli's Cupcakes, Chozen Ice Cream and Cuzin's Duzin (do-nuts).

According to Eater, the project will also include an "incubator farm" run by local farmers that will serve as an educational resource for the community.

Top photo by MK Metz
Rendering courtesy of Cook+Fox Architects

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Anonymous said...

Isn't there supposed to be a tower with this too? Overlooking Willoughby park? When's that supposed to be done?

mcbrooklyn said...

According to City Point (, Phase one (the 4-story building in progress) will have 50,000 sf of retail. Phase two will be 10 times as big, with an additional 500,000 sf retail. The last phase will be market-rate housing up on Flatbush Avenue. According to NY1, phase one of the project should be open to the public by the summer of 2012. At that time, construction will begin on phase two. The entire City Point project should be completed by 2016.