RXR has broken ground on its new, all-electric residential development project in Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn at 89 Dekalb Avenue, the 30-story, 324-unit residential tower will designate 98 units of affordable apartments for middle-income households.
The residential high-rise will be among RXR’s most sustainable projects, being one of the first to be fully electric-powered, and marks RXR’s fourth building in Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins-Eastman, 89 Dekalb will highlight sustainable design. The building will be fully electric and feature a smart glass façade system and electric vehicle charging capability in the residential parking facility. 89 Dekalb Avenue will also include nearly 15,000 square feet of interior and exterior amenity space.
"Residential projects such as 89 Dekalb are desperately needed — not only to meet the housing needs of our community but to also set a new standard that positions our borough and city at the forefront of sustainable development," said Regina Myer, President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership in a press release.
"With housing that will be affordable to middle-income families and dedicated space for Long Island University, all located in a fully electric tower, 89 Dekalb will help support the households and workforce that enable our neighborhood to thrive. We are excited to welcome this innovative project to the neighborhood."
Developed on Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, 89 Dekalb will deliver nearly 55,000 square feet of academic and office space to be used by LIU faculty and students.
“When Long Island University sought out a partner to expand our Brooklyn campus, the RXR team stood out because they shared our motivation to create something incredible for the borough as a whole,” said Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, President of Long Island University.
“We wanted to make sure our building would bring lasting value to the local community and to the thousands of students attending Long Island University from around the world each year. The educational space at 89 Dekalb will not only expand our campus but will take our nationally ranked pharmacy school to a whole new level, unlocking new space to scale LIU Brooklyn’s groundbreaking research and innovation acceleration.”