04-25-2019

CITYREALTY

As 98 Front Street tops out, teaser site launches for new DUMBO condos

About a year and a half after Hopestreet bought 98 Front Street from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the DUMBO site looks remarkably different: The new condominium has topped out at 11 stories, and its unique concrete-sculpted design by ODA Architecture is already apparent. Next to go in are the oversized, insulated, sound-attenuated windows that will fill the apartments with maximum light and minimum city noise, features that will help it toward LEED certification.

The topping out comes at a time when a sales launch cannot be far behind. A teaser site recently launched, and a sales office is on the horizon. While an accepted offering plan lists a $252 million sellout, the apartments will start at $595K and offer a wide mix of price points. Completion is estimated for 2020.

All 165 studio through four-bedroom units will feature 10’ ceilings, 5” hand-selected white oak flooring, and 8’ solid core doors. A touch of smart home technology will come through in Latch keyless locks, Butterfly MX intercoms, and high-speed wiring. 

Wellness-focused residential amenities will include indoor and outdoor fitness centers as well as an indoor saltwater pool with spa and steam room. Residents will be greeted by a double-height lobby with a reflecting pool, and the building will be topped with a 7,000-square-foot roof deck offering grills, outdoor kitchens, a bocce ball court, and a screening area. On-site parking, a bike room, and resident storage units will make life more streamlined. 

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