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Here’s what the developer of the gargantuan tech campus planned for Kent Ave has to say about the nabe’s future

The $400 million development is in search of startups with “the Brooklyn ethos in their DNA” who can afford Midtown South-level rents.  

On the North Williamsburg site of what had been a parking lot for a machine renting company will rise a roughly $400 million glass and brick office building looking to house some of Brooklyn’s techiest and most creative firms.

“We were watching the evolution of the neighborhood residentially,” Jeremiah Kane of lead developers Rubenstein Partners said in an interview. “In a lot of ways, Williamsburg and Greenpoint were ‘live’ and ‘play’ neighborhoods and ‘work’ was missing.”

25 Kent, which got city approval back in April despite initial concerns from community leaders, will officially break ground Friday. The 8-story, 500,000 square foot building will be made of glass and brick, with terraces on either side, centrally-located common spaces featuring cafes and lounges and a view of the river and Midtown Manhattan beyond it. There’s no official timetable on when the development will be done.

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