On November 29, Fellows enjoyed breakfast and a tour of 25 Kent with architects Joseph Brancato and Anne-Sophie Hall, and developers Jeff Fronek and Toby Moskovits.

In 2016, the city approved a special permit for a new model of industrial and commercial zoning for the eight-story project at 25 Kent Avenue. As the first ground-up commercial office development in Williamsburg in over 60 years, 25 Kent balances new workspace for a growing tech sector and the neighborhood’s rich industrial history. The project, designed by Gensler and HWKN, will include street level retail, light manufacturing, office use, and over 14,000 sf of public open space.


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The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. Forum Fellows are welcome to invite one additional guest to attend. Tickets to this event are non-transferable.


About Work Force

25 Kent is the third event of our Work Force series. As the City implements the “New York Works” plan and rezones outer borough business and industrial districts, the Forum considers how creative zoning, public realm investments, and new infrastructure might enhance economic outcomes for all.

This program is made possible through the support of our Director's Circle. Shape our year-long inquiry and promote conversation between our Fellows and invited decision-makers. To learn more, please contact Daniel McPhee, Executive Director, 646-928-0553 or daniel@urbandesignforum.org.


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25 Kent