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Brooklyn, New York, United States

1 Java Street

1 Java Street will transform a 2.6-acre full city block located on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront into the next generation of sustainable and dynamic multi-family living in New York City.

1 Java Street

Lendlease with Equity Partner, Aware Super

Brooklyn, New York, United States


728,000 square feet

Development, Construction

Marvel – Executive and Design Architect + Interior designer for market and affordable units
INC – Interior designer for public areas
Crème – Interior designer for Townhouses

As at 30 Jun 2022. Estimated project value, details and completion date reported in Lendlease Full Year Results, 30 June 2022. Figures in AUD.

Project vision

1 Java Street is envisioned as a resilient, mixed-use development including over 800 residential rental units, with 30% of the apartments designated as affordable housing under the Affordable New York Housing Program, and 13,000+ square feet of neighborhood retail uses.

The property will also encompass a re-imagined waterfront esplanade with improved connection to the India Street Pier and NYC Water Ferry.

Given Lendlease and Aware Super's shared commitment toward achieving the highest sustainability outcomes, the 1 Java Street project will target a range of initiatives including LEED Gold certification, WEDG Waterfront Certification, Fitwel Certification and ENERGY STAR Certification.

Inclusivity, connection and resilience are all key themes of the vision for 1 Java Street. Features and initiatives include:

  • The building will implement a geothermal ground source heat pump system utilizing geothermal energy for heat exchange in lieu of traditional gas boiler heating and cooling towers to minimize carbon emissions.
  • A Climate Related Risk Assessment was undertaken during design phase to optimize the built environment’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.
  • Approximately 30% of rental units have been designated for affordable housing under the Affordable New York Housing Program.
  • The project design team is utilizing the Waterfront Alliance’s Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) to create an accessible space that connects the community to the waterfront through diverse outdoor spaces, embraces native birds, and prioritizes native planting along the riverfront.
  • The project team is working to develop partnerships with local non-profits to encourage local hiring, including diverse, minority, and underemployed communities.