Get an eyeful of this. Developer Jonathan Rose Companies has been tapped to build the new mixed-use, mixed-income building on the north site of the Brooklyn Academy of Music dubbed “EyeBAM.”
The Mayor’s Office and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced last week that the company will lead a team that includes Dattner Architects and Bernheimer Architecture.
The 12-story building on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District will have 109 affordable and market-rate apartments.
It will also have an Eyebeam and Science Gallery. Eyebeam, one of the leading not-for-profit art and technology centers in the US, will move from Chelsea, to make the site their new home.
The space will be programmed in collaboration with Science Gallery, the internationally renowned science and art center.
It is hoped that the center focused on the intersection of art, science, and technology, will draw visitors from across the metropolitan area.
The project also includes a Craft brand restaurant from the founders of ‘wichcraft.
Along with Scape/Landscape Architecture and Life Edited, the development team has created what it calls a “sophisticated urban building, which reinforces the vibrancy of the district.ˮ
Classic building materials such as terracotta and brick will be used and extensive glazing at the lower floors will highlight the cultural components and activate “the pedestrian experience.ˮ
In-set balconies and double-height terraces will be featured on the upper base and tower.
The apartments will be a mix of units designed to accommodate a range of households, and include 40% affordable and 60% market rate units.
The property will also offer residents an array of social and amenity spaces.
The building is designed to meet or exceed Enterprise Green Communities and LEED Gold criteria.
In keeping with the goals of PlaNYC 2030: A Greener, Greater New York, the project will serve as a model for the marriage of mixed-income development with the practices of green building.