Downtown Brooklyn

An all-electric residential tower is coming to Downtown Brooklyn

It will have space for LIU facilities.

November 3, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
Rendering of all-electric building
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — RXR, a well-known New York-area real estate owner, operator and developer, recently broke ground on a new, all-electric residential development project in Brooklyn that will also contain LIU classrooms and offices. 

Located at the intersection of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn at 89 Dekalb Ave., the 30-story, 324-unit residential tower will designate 98 units of affordable apartments for middle-income households and will feature 15,000 square feet of interior and exterior amenity space. RXR says this will be one of the first fully electric-powered buildings in Brooklyn.

Developed on LIU Brooklyn’s campus, 89 Dekalb will include nearly 55,000 square feet of academic and office space to be used by the colleges’ faculty and students. 

RXR will provide three levels of the residential tower, equipped with separate entrances and lobbies, for LIU to expand its educational resources. RXR previously delivered an athletic field and nearly 18,000 square feet of flex space for LIU at The Willoughby, located around the corner to 89 Dekalb. 

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“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 the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “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.”

“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,” she added.

“We are thrilled to break ground today on our fourth residential building in the Brooklyn market and celebrate a strong long-standing partnership with Long Island University, demonstrating how such a partnership can unlock long-term value for educational institutions and deliver high-quality development for stakeholder communities,” said Rebecca D’Eloia, executive vice president at RXR.

Designed by Perkins-Eastman, 89 Dekalb will feature sustainable design features including the building being fully electric, a smart glass façade system ,and electric vehicle charging capability in the residential parking facility.

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