Greenland Forest City Partners and The Brodsky Organization have topped off 18 Sixth Avenue in Brooklyn, the largest of the Pacific Park apartment towers on the 22-acre development rising over LIRR’s Atlantic Yards.
The tower – known at parcel B4 – features 858 apartments, including 258 affordable units, and is expected to open next year.
“The topping off of 18 Sixth Avenue is another major milestone for Pacific Park,” said Scott Solish, Executive Vice President of Development at Greenland Forest City Partners. “Pacific Park is a landmark project for Brooklyn and New York City, and the progress at 18 Sixth Avenue demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing modern affordable housing and delivering a transformative mixed-use project for all New Yorkers.”
“The Brodsky Organization is delighted to see the topping out of 18 Sixth Avenue, the ongoing progress of Pacific Park, and proud to play a role in keeping New York’s economy moving safely during this challenging year,” said Dean Amro, principal at The Brodsky Organization.
Decades in the making, Pacific Park will ultimately include 15 high-rise towers with 6,430 units of housing, including 2,250 units of affordable housing, office space, shops, community facilities and eight acres of open space.
To date, four towers have been built: 550 Vanderbilt, a luxury condominium designed by COOKFOX Architects; 535 Carlton and 38 Sixth, two 100 percent all affordable rental buildings offering nearly 600 rental units; and 461 Dean, the tallest modular building in the world.
Designed by architecture firm Perkins Eastman and located on the corner of 6th and Atlantic avenues, 18 Sixth Avenue is over 500 ft. tall.
The Brodsky Organization also recently topped off construction at 662 Pacific Street (parcel B15), which includes a mixed-income rental residential building and a new public school.
Among the retail and community tenants already operating at Pacific Park are BKLYN CLAY, Brooklyn’s largest ceramics studio, at 535 Carlton; Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream at 550 Vanderbilt; and New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s medical center that recently opened at 38 Sixth Avenue.
Pacific Park also features a new storage and maintenance facility for the Long Island Railroad, new rail access to and from the Atlantic Terminal station and improvements to the infrastructure network in the surrounding area.
The site is anchored by the sports and entertainment arena Barclays Center and Atlantic Terminal Transit Hub along the Atlantic Avenue corridor.
Greenland Forest City Partners, which controls development rights to many of the complex’s building sites, told Empire State Development in August that it hoped to start work on the platform over the site’s sunken LIRR train yard before the end of this year. The platform will help support three towers, known as B5, B6, and B7, between Sixth and Carlton avenues and Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street.
Greenland previously reached a deal with the city and state to complete all of the affordable units at the project by 2025.