Permits Filed for a 38-Story Tower at 55 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn

55 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a 38-story high rise at 55 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Located between Jay and Lawrence Streets, the interior lot is steps from the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station, serviced by the A, C, F, and R trains. Lonicera Partners is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 376-foot-tall development will yield 227,976 square feet, with 223,470 square feet designated for residential space and 4,506 square feet for commercial space. The building will have 290 residences, most likely rentals based on the average unit scope of 770 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar and a 30-foot-long rear yard.

Eugene Colberg of Colberg Architecture is listed as the architect of record.

Demolition permits have not been filed yet. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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7 Comments on "Permits Filed for a 38-Story Tower at 55 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. Any new tower in that area should be at least 50 floors high, so this is a little disappointing.

    • EM
      why don’t we build a 50 story tower right next to your home or right next to your apartment building and see how you like and see your reaction?
      I bet a million dollars you will become a NIMBY in about 3 seconds.
      Wanna bet?

      • Not sure how 12 additional stories would change things for anyone living on this street, or a similar street anywhere in the area.

  2. What’s up with all those flagpoles sticking out of the two buildings in the foreground?

  3. Yeah, while this is good news, it should really be 600 ft.+, at bare minimum. NYC zoning is ridiculously restrictive. In this kind of extreme density location, with tons of subway lines, the zoning should be extremely generous.

  4. Do we need another high rise in our area?

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