South Brooklyn’s sky-scratching tower, dubbed 1 Brooklyn Bay, is set to begin sales within a few months, announced Muss Development this week.
At a colossal 30 stories, the luxury condo building at 1600 Sheepshead Bay Road reaches four times higher than most of the surrounding buildings. At completion, it will be south Brooklyn’s tallest building to date.
The building shares a developer with Oceana, Brighton Beach’s ultra luxury condo complex.
Tenants in the rented apartments and luxury condos are promised an outdoor swimming pool, bocce court, barbecue pits, a dog run, a gym, and lounge, according to developers. (But parking spaces cost extra). Pricing info has yet to be released, but our previous article estimates them starting at $700 a square foot.
Last July, the construction of this behemoth cast it as the hallmark of the Bay’s forever changed skyline.
When developers originally submitted plans in 2014 for the massive tower, some neighbors fretted over the burden on local infrastructure — that could lead to clogged streets and sewer lines. However, because Muss Development and AvalonBay, who scooped up the property for $20.2 million, are constructing the building as-of-right and within zoning regulations, they were able to bypass input from the local community board.
1 Brooklyn Bay isn’t the only headline-making development project near Sheepshead Bay’s waterfront. Rybak’s swanky seven-story condo building, located on the site formerly occupied by El Greco Diner, appears on track to open in the fall of 2017. Meanwhile, another developer is demolishing three buildings on Sheepshead Bay Road to make way for a lightning bolt-shaped residential building, and applications were filed in January for a 21-story tower on a vacant Coney Island lot — transforming the once bungalow-dotted aerial view to a jagged, Manhattan-esque skyline.