Hudson Companies has filed plans for the two affordable pieces of its controversial redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Library, at 1043 Fulton Street and 907 Atlantic Avenue in Clinton Hill.
Both buildings will reach nine stories and 80 feet into the air. The larger project, at 907 Atlantic, will have 78 apartments divided across 54,076 square feet of residential space, for average units of 693 square feet.
The first through sixth floors will each hold nine units, and the seventh through ninth floors will have eight units each. There will be a fitness room, lounge, and laundry in the cellar.
907 Atlantic will replace three small commercial buildings between St James Place and Grand Avenue. No sale has hit the public records yet, but the property was on the market last year for $12,000,000.
Then 1043 Fulton will include 39 units spread over 28,199 square feet of residential space, for slightly larger units averaging 723 square feet. Each floor will host three to five units, with unit size slowly increasing on upper floors.
Hudson acquired the Fulton Street site for $7,200,000 in May. The developer has promised the library that both affordable buildings will be privately financed.
Marvel Architects is designing both buildings, and they’re behind the 36-story condo tower that will replace the current library at 280 Cadman Plaza. Hudson’s proposal for Cadman Plaza is slowly making its way through the ULURP process, and some local pols, including Beep Eric Adams, oppose the plan to redevelop the cash-strapped library into condos.
If the city greenlights the plan, the flatiron-shaped tower will have a 21,500-square-foot library, two retail spaces, and 139 market-rate condos. The affordable buildings can be constructed as-of-right, and will likely be completed long before the Cadman Plaza development.
The Brooklyn Public Library system hopes to make $52 million from selling off the Brooklyn Heights Library, and the profits would go toward the $300 million the agency needs to repair its 60 branches borough-wide. Hudson has promised to relocate the library to a temporary space nearby when construction starts.