141 Willoughby Street Cleared and Ready for Excavation in Downtown Brooklyn

An early prelimiary design for 141 Willoughby Street looking south down Flatbush Avenue. Rendering by Savanna

YIMBY checked in on 141 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the site of a forthcoming 23-story office building. Demolition has concluded and the land sits awaiting excavation for the 360-foot-tall structure, which is being designed by Fogarty Finger Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record. Gregory Jaffe of Savanna is listed as the owner on the applications that were filed in June 2019.

Photos show the state of the trapezoidal plot, which is bound by Willoughby Street, Gold Street, and the southbound lanes of Flatbush Avenue. The site was formerly occupied by a three-story low-rise building that housed the Institute of Design and Construction.

141 Willoughby Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 Willoughby Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 Willoughby Street. Photo by Michael Young

The proposed development will span 363,336 square feet, with 310,077 square feet designated for offices. The steel superstructure will include retail space on the cellar and ground floors. No official renderings for the upcoming office edifice have been seen, but the property will certainly be conspicuous when exiting the Manhattan Bridge and entering the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. Though far short of the skyscraper status boasted by nearby developments like Brooklyn Point, 141 Willoughby Street would nevertheless bring a wealth of new office space to the expanding neighborhood.

The site is one block away from the DeKalb Avenue subway station, serviced by the B, Q, and R trains. The 2 and 3 trains at the Hoyt Street station are also nearby to the south on Fulton Street.

A start and completion date for 141 Willoughby Street has not been announced.

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1 Comment on "141 Willoughby Street Cleared and Ready for Excavation in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. It’s looked like this for at least a year. Obviously this development is on hold and attaching anything like a floor count or height to it at this point seems rather foolish.

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