Opening in early 2018, 25 Kent will change what it means to work in Brooklyn. See what the press is saying about the borough’s first all-new workspace in over 40 years.
“Responding to a change in the neighborhood’s aesthetic and the desires of a young workforce, Williamsburg is set to welcome the neighborhood’s first speculative office property in 50 years.”Bisnow
“The eight-story building near the East River waterfront would be the largest commercial property developed in Williamsburg in recent memory.”Wall Street Journal
“With a new speculative office tower planned for the Brooklyn neighborhood....the former industrial area and hipster haven is becoming a hotbed of major league commercial activity.”Commercial Observer
On the North Williamsburg site of what had been a parking lot for a machine renting company will rise a roughly $400 million glass and brick office building looking to house some of Brooklyn’s techiest and most creative firms.
The contested Citistorage site needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park has been acquired by the city after a bitter back-and-forth with developer and site owner Norman Brodsky. The city paid $160 million for the 11-acre site, allowing it to make good on a Bloomberg-era promise to bring a 28-acre park to the Williamsburg waterfront following the neighborhood’s 2005 rezoning.
North Williamsburg is one step closer to getting its first new office building in half a century. Yesterday, the full City Council approved a special permit with a new kind of industrial and commercial zoning for the eight-story project at 25 Kent Avenue.
Williamsburg’s real estate success story has mostly centered on its residential boom—until now. With a new speculative office tower planned for the Brooklyn neighborhood and high-profile retailers preparing to set up shop, the former industrial area and hipster haven is becoming a hotbed of major league commercial activity.
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