Rendering Revealed For 1601 DeKalb Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn


YIMBY has the first rendering for yet another new building coming to Bushwick, Brooklyn, at 1601 Dekalb Avenue. The project is under development by Camber Property Group.

The rendering shows a modern, modular design within keeping with the look of its surrounding neighborhood. The structure’s main facade is composed primarily of brown and grey brick, framing in black aluminum windows, a clear nod towards today’s trends. The building is also fitted with copper accented balconies as well as several rooftop greenspaces. There are also two architectural accents on upper levels made of matching, white crosshatched brick.

The Bushwick project will consist of two main structures and offer a total of 125,252 square feet of space. Rising 90 feet into the air, the structures will be divided into 9 stories and create a total of 122 new residential spaces. This brings average unit size to just above 1,000 square feet. There will also be 46 parking spaces made available to residents.

The building will also cater to affordable housing needs of the area. 25% of its residential units, a total of 31 will qualify as this.

There remains one large caveat for the Dekalb Avenue site, and that would be its zoning. A section of the property, lot 23, is currently in an M1-1 zoning district, which does not permit for the construction of a residential building. The proposed zoning amendment would change this to an R6 or an R7 status, allowing for residential construction. Camber Property Group currently has a total capitalization of $70.5 million for this project.

The location is situated one block west of the Dekalb Avenue subway station, which offers service on the L line.

Aufgang Architects is responsible for the project’s design, which has an estimated completion date of 2022.