The Spofford Point development proposal, containing cultural, live-work, manufacturing, and retail uses activates the streetscape of Hunt's Point and makes a vibrant interior landscape within three larger structures. These masses consist of contrasting elements: solid, masonry apartment blocks that sit atop lighter, more transparent bases. They expose to the neighborhood the workings of significant cultural and community facilities.
The development contains a film-centric school at the northwest corner of the site, a five story volume that extends on its first two floors southward on Tiffany Street. Also housed within this lower block is a Head Start facility. The façade of the lower volume is incorporates metal and glass of varying translucency and transparency, while a dance of metal fins running across the façade activates this street wall. The fins are also performative, and modulate the amount of natural daylight on this southwest-facing façade. Conversely, they also allow for light from the interior to cascade across the sidewalk in the evening, activating defensible public space.
Twelve stories of apartments wrap around from Tiffany along the north lot line of the site, and surround an inner courtyard created by another long block of apartments which sit along the south side of the site along Spofford Avenue, with a third building containing manufacturing space at the northeast corner of the development plot.