In early November, the City Planning Commission approved Hudson Companies’ planned 36-story, 139-unit mixed-use building at 280 Cadman Plaza West, in Brooklyn Heights, and now the City Council has approved the project. According to DNAinfo, Wednesday’s vote was practically the last step before the project gets green-lit. Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to sign the deal, which will conclude ULURP, the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. The project overtakes the site of the Brooklyn Heights public library and 26,620 square feet on the ground floor will be dedicated to it. In addition, the Marvel Architects-designed tower will include 9,000 square feet of city-run academic labs and retail space. The property will be sold for $52 million.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the restoration of the four-story, multi-family building at 8 Montague Terrace, in Brooklyn Heights. The 11,266 square-foot structure will shrink to 11,122 square feet and will be converted to a single-family townhouse, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The building presently contains eight units. Thomas Hut of HS2 Architecture is designing the restoration, which would include the addition of balconies on the structure’s rear upper levels. It’s that work which the LPC had to approve.
An unnamed developer is offering to pay at least $75 million to build a 40-story residential tower at 220 Cadman Plaza West, in Brooklyn Heights, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The offer is being made to Whitman Owner Corp. and its shareholder residents. If approved, the existing single-story commercial buildings at the site, including 89 Pineapple Walk, would be demolished. In their place, a new residential tower would have possibly hundreds of condo units as well as new retail space. Shareholders are expected to vote before January 15 on whether the board should seriously consider the offer.
Earlier this week, the City Planning Commission approved Hudson Companies’ proposal to build a 36-story, 139-unit mixed-use building at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Public Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, according to Politico….
Construction has started on an eight-acre, 140-slip marina between Piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, in Brooklyn Heights, according to The Wall Street Journal. Edgewater Resources LLC and SUTL Group are building the marina, and instead of drilling into the seabed, concrete blocks and Seaflex cord are being used to anchor the dock. The boating dock is being dubbed One° 15 Brooklyn Marina, and 145 people have already signed memberships with the developers. Opening is expected next spring.