Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Toren (Dutch for “tower”) opened its sales office back in April and is offering 241 condominium and affordable units at 150 Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene. The 38-story, silver-blue aluminum and glass tower is being developed by BFC Partners and is selling at $750 per square foot.
BFC head Don Capoccia told The Real Deal last week that the firm has 32 executed contracts and 11 out for Toren’s 199 market-rate units, while a whopping 1300 applications have been submitted for the project’s 42 affordable units. The Toren is aiming for a LEED Silver rating from USGBC and will feature its own cogeneration facility, rooftop gardens, and (presumably) the other LEED-standard green design features. Units range from 442 square-foot studios to 1967-square-foot, three-bedroom duplex penthouses.
BFC actually got its start in the East Village back in the 1980s; according to Capoccia, the firm built the first New York City Housing Partnership project in the East Village (Del Este Village at Avenue A and 13th Street). BFC completed over 1200 units in East Harlem during the late 90s; more recently Capoccia himself wrapped up the 11-story, luxury condo 48 Bond Street project that was designed by Deborah Berke.