NEW & UPCOMING PROJECTS
United American Land is a primary force in the reclamation and revitalization of the historic Fulton Mall in Brooklyn, an important hub in the historic borough. The company is currently undertaking the extensive renovation and historic restoration of the 300,000 square foot landmarked building at 505 Fulton Street. The development will include Brooklyn’s first H&M store on the first two levels, and a TJ Maxx. The upper floors will include luxury rentals. At the heart of the project is preservation and restoration of the building’s original historic character and grandeur, and conversion of the property into an anchor of the revitalized Fulton Mall and surrounding district.
This commercial space is part of the Brooklyn Municipal Building. UAL was selected in 2011 as the successful bidder by the New York Economic Development Corporation for two floors of retail space at 210 Joralemon Street with a plan to create a new retail destination that will anchor and enliven Court Street, enhance the pedestrian experience, and establish a new, high-quality retail development in Downtown Brooklyn. Plans for the landmarked building were recently approved by LPC, construction has commenced, and the building is expected to open in late 2013.
When success and changing land-use fashions propelled the enormously popular Arnold Constable Dry Goods Emporium northward from Canal Street to a new store at 19th Street and Broadway in 1873, its original Canal Street home quickly succumbed to the déclassé tendencies of its neighborhood. A century of grime concealed the lyrical architecture of this once elegant full block retail bazaar bounded by Howard and Mercer Streets. In 2005, United American Land rescued the property, acquiring it and presented to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission plans for a loving restoration, including historic preservation of its modulated facade and architectural details. Now the Arnold Constable & Company Building at 53 Howard Street houses luxury loft residences on its upper floors and returns it to its former status as a neighborhood grande dame.