Today, leading New York City-based developer TF Cornerstone (TFC) announced the opening of 595 Dean Street, a mixed-use, two-tower development designed by Handel Architects. Located in the burgeoning Prospect Heights neighborhood, within the master planned Pacific Park development just minutes away from the Grand Army Plaza epicenter in Brooklyn, 595 Dean Street offers 798 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom rentals with 30 percent – or 240 apartments – at 130 Area Median Income (AMI), available through the lottery program on Housing Connect.
“Like all of our projects, 595 Dean Street was developed with a focus on enlivening and catering to the local community. As our Brooklyn portfolio expands, we’re excited to bring much-needed, exquisitely designed, constructed, and managed housing to Prospect Heights, and look forward to welcoming new residents to our largest ground-up residential project in Brooklyn,” said Zoe Elghanayan, Principal and Senior Vice President at TF Cornerstone.
Outdoors, TFC is bringing to life a 60,000-square-foot public plaza and 28,750 square feet of resident exclusive outdoor amenity spaces designed by renowned landscape architecture firm MNLA, the designer behind iconic New York projects including Governors Island Park and Public Space and Little Island. The public outdoor green spaces include a picnic grove, shaded woodland gardens, a fountain, and an exquisitely landscaped central lawn surrounded by walkways. Beside the East Tower, wood-cladded steps will offer seating and a series of water jets will spray from the ground so locals can cool off during the warmer months. Beside the West Tower, there is a colorful playground and a dog run. Between the two towers, the public and 595 Dean Street residents can enjoy a grassy field surrounded by a variety of colorful, native plantings and benches. As a homage to the Ward Baking Company Building, which occupied the site starting in 1911, a monument is sited near the former storefront, featuring artifacts from the original industrial baking plant.
“This project far exceeds public amenity offerings in typical contemporary multi-family housing and goes above and beyond by providing a large public park. The park …
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