Brooklyn, New York
BFC/Brodsky
2012-10-01
1.8 MSF
Featured / Commercial / Residential
City Point will be 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 envelope, highly filtered fresh air, storm water collection and reuse, the project is slated for LEED Silver Certification and is well-poised to foster a multi-use urban environment that offers an iconic presence.
 
This 1.8 million SF building is composed of three phases. Phase One, known as One Dekalb, is a 50,000 square foot, four-story retail building located immediately adjacent to the recently reconstructed Albee Square Public Plaza. Phase One also included DeKalb Market, an interim use, open-air market located where the Albee Square Mall parking garage once stood. One Dekalb, along with DeKalb Market, received a 2012 PDC Annual Award for Excellence in Design.
 
Currently under construction, Phase 2 of City Point will encompass a 225,000 gross square foot affordable housing tower, a 335,000 gross square foot market-rate housing tower, and 660,000 gross square feet of retail that will seamlessly connect to One DeKalb. Phase 2 also includes a permanent Market Hall that will provide fresh food to the community and showcase Brooklyn-based food purveyors. The Market Hall also serves as a direct connection between Willoughby Park and the DeKalb Avenue subway station. Phase 3 includes the tallest component of City Point - 600,000 square feet of office and residential use located at Willoughby Street.
 
The massing of City Point is intended to create three 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 the Brooklyn waterfront, the nearby historic buildings, and forms found in nature. Each of the three residential towers above is developed as an individual building, with their facades designed to address the immediate context of either Fleet Street or the bustling Flatbush Avenue.
 

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

Awards
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