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Sackett Union in Brooklyn
Residential Development NY, USA – design by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers
page updated 19 Oct 2016 with new images ; 11 Sep 2014
Sackett Union in Brooklyn, New York
Design: Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers
Location: 291 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
As one of the first new residential buildings in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, Alchemy Properties Inc.’s latest development, Sackett Union, was designed to complement the fabric of the historic neighborhood while providing a modern take on the organically mixed apartment developments of 19th century New York City and its boroughs.
Sackett Union, a seven-story, 140,000-sf mixed-use development featuring 32 distinct condominium residences, 11 townhomes, and commercial and community facilities, includes a variety of residential units offering many family-friendly options.
To invoke a house-like feel, the condominiums utilize a split-level, interlocking design with master bedrooms on the upper floors.
Townhouses include both single and multi-family units, which have double-height spaces on the garden. Four townhouse units are located along Union Street and seven are on Sackett Street. Some of these units include portions that can be rented out by the owner.
Three of the 32 residential condominium units that face Union Street are individually accessed maisonettes. Each of these units has an approximately 40-foot rear yard located at the ground floor, comprised of concrete pavers and lawn.
In order to address community concerns regarding the impact of a new development on the character and culture of the area, the scale and material selection were carefully considered during the design process. The brick facades on the lower level reflect the material palette and scale of the neighborhood. Window glazing on the top two loft floors demarcate the material line and are set back to reduce the bulk of the building from the street. This voluntary setback, at the sixth floor, resulted in additional terrace spaces and three penthouse units. The window pattern reflects the diversity of window sizes, representative of the mix of commercial and housing types, seen in a typical block in New York City.
Sackett Union is designed to be mindful of a neighborhood with 200-year-old roots in Brooklyn yet responds to the needs and demands of an evolving population.
Sackett Union in Brooklyn, New York – Building Information
Architects: Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers
Consultants: Acoustical/Audiovisual Cerami & Associates, Inc.
Lighting: Jim Conti Lighting Design
Structural & Building Envelope: Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP
Building Systems: Ettinger Engineering Associates
Geotechnical: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Surveyor: New York City Land Surveyors, PC
Expeditor: Milrose Consultants, Inc.
Parking: Sam Schwartz PLLC
Contractor: Construction Manager/Builder Developer self-performed
Rain Screen Façade Panels: TAKTL
Location: 291 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York
1+ acre site bound by Union Street (south), Clinton Street (east), Court Street (west), and
Sackett Street (north)
1/2 city block
Start: July 2011
Completion: May 2014
Size: 140,000 SF
Total Cost: $45 million
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