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Fortis Files Plans for Another Major Piece of LICH Campus Development

LICH building at 339 hicks street339 Hicks Street, aka 70 Atlantic Avenue, before demolition. image via Google Maps

Since Fortis Property Group announced last month that it would develop the former Long Island College Hospital site in Cobble Hill without a rezoning, it has filed plans for two mid-rise buildings there. Now the Dumbo-based firm has submitted applications for a 28-story development at 339 Hicks Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street.

The 280-foot-tall building would replace 12 stories of medical offices on the L-shaped site, which wraps around onto Pacific Street between Hicks and Henry Streets. It would hold 110 apartments and 137,351 square feet of residential space. The typical unit would measure roughly 1,250 square feet, which strongly suggests condos.

There would be a host of amenities in the cellar levels, including a pool, gym, storage, and bike parking, along with two unspecified amenity spaces on the first floor. Most of the middle floors would hold six units apiece, followed by half-floor units—some of which would have private terraces—on the 20th through 27th floors, and a full-floor penthouse on the 28th story. The 20th floor would have a shared roof terrace.

Goldstein, Hill and West Architects are designing the project.

Two weeks ago, Fortis filed plans for a 17-story medical and apartment building at 350 Hicks Street and a 15-story residential building at 347 Henry Street. For those of you keeping score at home, the developer is also converting the landmarked Polhemus building to condos and constructing seven new townhouses on Amity Street. And they’re partnering with NYU to build a new emergency center on the same lot as 339 Hicks, at the corner of Atlantic Avenue.

Workers began demolishing the old medical office buildings on Hicks Street over the summer, according DOB records.

Fortis shelled out $240 million for the shuttered Long Island College Hospital properties last year.

The company hasn’t revealed how many buildings will be developed on the 4.8-acre site. But it does seem to be pushing forward with the as-of-right plan unveiled last October. That project—which does not have to include affordable housing—would include 528,935 square feet of apartments and 262,555 square feet of community facilities.

2 Comments on "Fortis Files Plans for Another Major Piece of LICH Campus Development"

  1. Workers did not finish their demolish (according I record), which is turn on for a 28-story makes sure.

  2. Looks like yimb took a nice Christmas break

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