Courtyards make Brooklyn’s Bushwick II residential development its own miniature city

Bushwick II will feature light-filled plaza spaces, a roof for urban living, and more than 800 apartment units.

July 07, 2016 |
Courtyards make Brooklyn’s Bushwick II residential development its own miniature city

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Considering the interconnected courtyards and 1 million gsf of space, the designers of the Bushwick II residential complex are calling it a “city within a city” in Brooklyn.

Led by developer All Year Management and architects at ODA New York, the project will feature open-air courtyards, covered walkways, and corridors that lead to plazas, shops, galleries, lounges, and fitness areas situated in transparent glass buildings. A 17,850 sf park will cut through the center of the development that will contain 800 to 900 apartment units, 20% of which will be affordable.

Bushwick II will also feature art from local artists, and tenant Rheingold Brewery has a 60,000-sf roof for outdoor urban living. It will have facilities for relaxation and fitness, along with an urban farm.

The development has been met with anti-gentrification backlash, and as Gothamist points out, the pledge for affordable units can be easily sidestepped.

ODA New York designed another residential complex, the 400,000-sf luxury development at 10 Montieth Street, that is being built a few blocks to the north.

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