Brooklyn, NY
BFC / Brodsky
1.8 MSF
Featured / Commercial / Residential

City Point is a new, mixed use development located at the center of Downtown Brooklyn. Directly adjacent to the planned Willoughby Square Park, Albee Square, and the historic 1908 Dime Savings Bank, this project ties together Downtown Brooklyn’s grand past with its thriving future. Utilizing landscaped roof areas, efficient building envelopes, highly filtered fresh air, and storm water collection and reuse, the project is well-poised to foster a multi-use urban environment that offers an iconic presence.


City Point’s first phase, known as One DeKalb, is a 40,000 square foot, four-story retail building located immediately adjacent to the reconstructed Albee Square Public Plaza. Currently nearing completion, Phase Two of City Point encompasses a 250,000 gross square foot affordable housing tower, a 382,000 gross square foot market-rate housing tower, and 403,000 gross square feet of retail that will seamlessly connect to One DeKalb. Above the retail base, planted terraces will incorporate a community garden and recreation spaces for each tower. Phase Two also includes a permanent Market Hall that will provide fresh food to the community and showcase Brooklyn-based food purveyors. City Point will front the future Willoughby Park and incorporate a new subway entrance to the Q/B/R station at DeKalb Avenue. 


The massing of City Point is intended to create distinct residential towers that independently connect with the street, differentiating the residential program from the retail elements of the project. Drawing inspiration from both the surrounding urban context and the natural environment, the design of the street wall is influenced by the hard-edged, gritty character of Brooklyn’s waterfront, the nearby historic buildings, and forms found in nature.


COOKFOX Project Team

Luca Baraldo / Mark Canfield / CarloMaria Ciampoli / Daniel Cohen / Scott Corey / Marcos Elgueta / Guido Elgueta / Simon Rearte / Daniel Rogers / Mark Rusitzky / Brandon Specketer / Susie Teal / Heidi Theunissen / Udoiwod Udoiwod

Public Design Commission Annual Award for Excellence in Design (2012) – Phase I
Public Design Commission Annual Award for Excellence in Design (2013) – Phase II
Brooklyn Building Award for Retail (2013)
City Point