Historic Brooklyn Movie Palace and 22nd Street Sewer

East 22nd Street Sewer Design


East 22nd Street Sewer Design


Brooklyn, NY


Ace Theatrical Group, LLC

AKRF provided resident engineering services for the Loew’s King Theatre redevelopment project, in connection with the East 22nd Street Sewer Design in Brooklyn, NY.

A historic movie palace that originally opened in 1929 and closed its doors in 1977, the Kings Theatre underwent restoration and expansion to re-open in February 2015. As part of the project, a portion of East 22nd Street between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place was demapped to accommodate an extension of the theatre’s stage house and loading areas.

Our resident engineering services for this project included review and shop drawings, management of contractors, Requests for Information (RFI) submissions, and construction inspection and construction management services.

In addition, AKRF prepared a targeted Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project and provided site/civil engineering services for the theater renovation, including the design of the stormwater detention systems, the design of a new private sewer and water main lines connecting to the sewer and water system (within East 22nd Street), paving and grading of the sidewalks, curbs and roadway adjacent to the site.

Our permitting efforts included coordination with the Departments of Transportation (NYCDOT), Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), and (NYCDOB) on approvals for the approvals for the above mentioned design. We also coordinated with the Fire Department (FDNY), for hydrant and site access requirements; the Department of Parks and Recreation (NYCDPR), for street tree requirements; and NYCDOT, for street light relocation.

In connection with the demapping, AKRF prepared a modified Alteration Map and undertook coordination efforts with the New York City Department of City Planning, the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, and various utilities and public agencies, including NYCDEP, NYCDOT, Con Edison, and Empire City Subway.

Construction Management & REI Overview