Brit Liggett

Future Downtown Brooklyn Citypoint Mall Seeking LEED Silver

by , 02/23/10

sustainable design, green design, nyc, new york city, brooklyn, citypoint mall, albee mall, public space, city planning, urban development, leed mall, sustainable architecture, cook + fox architects

If Inhabitat had a say in this development we’d elect to have that “small green space” at Willoughby Street turned into a large green park covering the whole of the empty property. Downtown Brooklyn, while stuffed with retail stores, is sorely lacking trees and vegetation. Instead of spending stimulus money to create more commercial space, we could use that money to give people a constructive and healthy place to gather outside. For now we’ll remain perturbed about this project, though we still applaud other recent New York City projects that have caught our eye and earned our appreciation.

Via Green Buildings NYC


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  1. tommyb June 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    As a resident of Downtown Brooklyn, I am excited for this project. Before these residential and commercial projects commenced, Downtown Brooklyn was a rather inhospitable place. In fact, grimy Willoughby St. is still in desperate need of an overhaul. It’s awash in discount clothing stores, $5 barber shops and more fast food joints that I could count on two hands. I think the aim of the City Point Mall is to offer healthier, lifestyle-orientated alternatives to those currently available. Moreover, rents and occupancy are skyrocketing in the recently completed residential buildings. I think we are witnessing a large demographic shift in the neighborhood. It’s only a matter of time before those empty commercial spaces are filled.

  2. jeanX February 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I know that neighborhood.The only reason for building a new structure, is demand.
    Empty stores and empty new apt buildings are not time.I wonder what Ratner will do with his Atlantic Yards? He doesn’t care whether it’s needed or not.It will turn Brooklyn into Manhattan.Most of structures in Brooklyn are 3 stories.Sort of like sf.

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