Brooklyn’s Largest Mixed-Use Development

10/04/2013 10:31 am

City Point is a proposed 1.8 million square foot, multi-phase, mixed-use development being developed by Acadia Realty Trust and Washington Square Partners.

ArchDaily reports that the project will create an iconic presence by acting as a cornerstone for the Brooklyn skyline and establishing a critical mass of new growth. The three distinct phases of City Point encompass retail space, affordable and market-rate housing, office space and a market hall, which together create a strong base for growth and integration in the core of Brooklyn.

The development has come under fire for using nonunion construction workers, and the second phase, which broke ground earlier this year, will continue using a mix of union and nonunion workers. This "underscores how the city's powerful construction unions are losing their grip on development projects," but developer Acadia Realty Trust says using nonunion labor lets them hire more minority and women construction workers. The second phase consists of 670,000 square feet of retail space and 700 apartments.