Developer Second Development Services is gearing up to bring a 200-room hotel tower to the vicinity of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the New York Post reported. The full-service hotel, which will be located at 95 Rockwell Place, is expected to be complete within two years, Gregory Atkins, the project manager, said.
The project will include a basement performance space, a rooftop bar, banquet hall and a ground-floor restaurant overlooking an outdoor arts plaza.
Second Development, which is responsible for Richard Meier’s 1 Prospect Park project, has commissioned Thomas Leeser to design the project. Leeser has also designed the London 2012 Olympic Park and Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
“The arrival of the Barclays Center coupled with the pipeline of new cultural-district projects in Downtown Brooklyn is driving demand for further hotel development,” Tucker Reed, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, said. “As a result, hotel development is jumping across Flatbush Avenue, creating another employment opportunity for the area.” [NYP] –Christopher Cameron