Jonathan Rose Companies has a new project and it will bring this company founded in Katonah to downtown Brooklyn.
New York City selected the firm as the developer for BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) North Site II, the last un-designated development parcel in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District.
The complex is expected to have a striking contemporary design that will include a roof garden terrace and a Craft brand restaurant on the main floor.
The Rose company is experienced in created multi-use properties with some unusual features and public uses.
Under Rose’s direction it has developed Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico, the Garrison Institute in Putnam County and the Burnham Building Green Library and Affordable Housing in Irvington. A national company undertaking many diverse projects, it has offices in Katonah along with others in New York City, New England, New Mexico, Seattle and Denver.
The Brooklyn building will be called EyeBAM in recognition of its neighbor Brooklyn Academy of Music, one of the oldest music venues in the country that is more than 150 years old.
The site is at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, across the street from the BAM Opera House, just south of the new Theatre for a New Audience and adjacent to the Mark Morris Dance Center.
The project is being handled through the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development which awarded the bid after an Request For Proposal process.
The proposal is a mixed used development:
• 27,000 square feel of cultural space for Eyebeam, a nonprofit art and technology center, to collaborate with Science Gallery, an internationally renowned science and art center. The space will include offices, artist studios, and public exhibition spaces.
• 109 rental apartments units with 20 percent designated as affordable to households earning 80 percent of AMI, twenty percent will be affordable to households earning 130% of AMI, with the balance rented at market rates.
• A 2,700 square foot Craft brand restaurant from the founders of “wichcraft” which has 15 other outlets in New York City.