Permits Filed for 227 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn

227 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn227 Duffield Street via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a 13-story mixed-use building at 227 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Located between Willoughby Street and Fulton Street, the lot is located near several subway stations, including Hoyt Street with the 2 and 3 trains; DeKalb Avenue with the B, Q, and R trains; and Jay Street-Metrotech with the A, C, and F trains. Also nearby are a few high-rise residential developments in progress like 9 DeKalb Avenue and Brooklyn Point at 138 Willoughby Street. Samiel Hansab under the 227 Duffield Street Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 125-foot-tall development will yield 22,471 square feet, with 18,983 square feet designated for residential space and 1,358 square feet for commercial space. The building will have 21 residences, most likely rentals based on the average unit scope of 903 square feet.

Robert Bianchini of ARC Architecture and Design is listed as the architect of record.

Demolition permits were filed in June. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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6 Comments on "Permits Filed for 227 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. Adrian A Lesher | August 12, 2019 at 1:06 pm | Reply

    It’s irresponsible to report this without also noting that the location to be destroyed is a historically important Underground Railroad location.

  2. No mention of the building’s connection to abolitionists and the campaign to landmark the property and prevent demolition? It’s probably still going to be razed, but it’s sloppy journalism not to mention it.

  3. This is a very sad day for New York. The preservation of Abolitionist way and the little house at 227 Duffield would have given voice and testimony to the humanity of the struggle for Civil Rights in not only New York but the world. Rarely if ever is African American history as documented as this area has shown.

  4. bob the builder | August 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm | Reply


  5. The only proven connection to the abolitionist movement is that two members of that movement lived there at one point. there is zero evidence to support it was ever a stop on the underground railroad, the city did an investigation, the Brooklyn historical society did an investigation and no one found anything.

    Not historically significant, sorry.

  6. I Was standing front of these homes today. Took pics for my own remembrance. I grew up in the area.I still live close by. There’s still know proof that it wasn’t a part of the underground railroad. We do know that they are over 100 yrs old. They are historical landmarks.Based upon that,they shouldn’t be moved by greedy developers!

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