Greg Korn Architect designed this 9000sf retail/ residential building for 295 Broadway Realty Corp in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which was approved by NYC DOB on 1/31/17 and is now in construction.
The design commenced in October of 2014, and involved a complex zoning and code analysis for such a small building, due to the fact that the subject building shares a common corner lot with two adjacent tenement buildings which front Broadway, also owned by 295 Broadway Realty. The project was designed to meet the Zoning Code standards of the NYC Quality Housing program which also requires improvements to the adjacent tenement buildings.
Among GKA's architectural goals was to provide the best possible combination of light and natural ventilation for the residential occupants while providing the noise mitigation necessary for occupant serenity so close to the noise of the elevated BMT Nassau Street (J/Z) line. The five story channel-glass enclosed stair core will provide a signature element to the neighborhood and be visible from the Manhattan bound elevated train platform. The retail street level is also designed with floor framing to accommodate a single tenant or two-tenant configuration with handicapped accessible entrances.
170 Marcy building includes a 1500sf ground floor retail space and separate ground floor residential lobby, and four stories of studio and two bedroom apartments (2-3 and 4-5 floors respectively). Also included are a common area residential roof deck, common area second floor rear residential terrace, elevator serving the residential units, and a basement which includes storage for the retail space, residential bicycle storage, utility areas, and trash room.
The building structure is a hybrid wide-flange steel and load bearing concrete masonry assembly, with metal deck floors and roof, and a reinforced concrete foundation with perimeter footings. The exterior of the building is clad in exterior brick masonry, channel glass block, and operable casement windows for the residential units. GKA believes the building will be an excellent example of a contemporary economical entry level market rate apartment whose scale matches and enhances the context of the surrounding South Williamsburg neighborhood.
Client/Owner: 295 Broadway Realty Corp
Location: 170 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Project Area [Building]: 9,000 sf [9,000sf]
Occupancy: M [Mercantile], R [Residential]
Construction Type: III-A
Cost: $2,500,000 (Est)
Year Built: 2017-2018
Contractor: Palm Construction