A Brooklyn judge ruled Friday that the developers of Pierhouse, the condo-hotel project at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, didn’t violate height restrictions created to protect the view of the eponymous bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park’s proposed Pier 6 towers, in Brooklyn Heights, are moving forward after NIMBY actions temporarily stalled the project. The 31- and 15-story buildings, to contain 130 affordable residential units, will be reviewed by Empire State Development, and a development team will be chosen from 14 unique proposals, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Amid a controversy over height, the mixed-use development Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, spanning Furman Street in northern Brooklyn Heights, is making slow progress. 1 Hotel, the 10-story, 200-unit hotel at 60 Furman Street, is nearly completely clad with glass. The 10-story condominium building at 90 Furman Street has topped out and is preparing for its façade installation, according to Brownstoner. At 130 Furman Street, concrete is up to the fourth and final occupied floor. The development will have 108 condo units between the two residential buildings, and completion is expected by 2016.
The co-op board comprising 20 units representing the seven-story, 20,000 square-foot building at 159-161 Remsen Street, in Brooklyn Heights, has placed the property on the market for $30 million. Per The Real Deal, the building is being advertised as a development site, and demolishing the existing structure would allow a new 45,000 square foot structure. The building was converted to residential use in 1982.
Through a combination of history and privilege, Brooklyn Heights has ensconced itself in a near complete NIMBY shield. The bulk of the neighborhood, the residential part, became one of the city’s first historic districts in 1965, just…