The Ferber Co. expects to buy a Brooklyn site this summer and start construction on a building for lease to Panera Bread, Chipotle and Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi.
Ponte Vedra Beach-based Ferber announced Monday that construction would start immediately after the land purchase and be completed for tenant openings by summer 2020.
The 11,500-square-foot Brooklyn Place will be built on 1.5 acres along Riverside Avenue next to Brooklyn Station on Riverside, which features Burrito Gallery, Zoes Kitchen, First Watch and The Fresh Market.
In addition to Panera, Chipotle and Bento, Brooklyn Place has space for a 1,520-square-foot retailer.
The tenants will have entries along Riverside Avenue as well as from the back parking lot.
Ferber said about 190,000 people live within 5 miles of Brooklyn Place and 189,000 daytime workers are within a mile.
“Creating a pedestrian-friendly development that connects with the community has been our top priority,” said Tom Mundy, Ferber vice president of retail development services.
By: Karen Brune Mathis