Last March, Quinlan Development Group, along with Building & Land Technology, purchased the 10-story commercial building turned storage facility at 41 Flatbush Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn, for $89.4 million, and now Commercial Observer has the first glimpse of the property’s planned office conversion. The building measures 260,866 square feet, and retail space will span the ground floor while offices will spread across the remainder. Interior spaces feature 13-foot-high, terra cotta-clad ceilings, and the exterior façade will be limestone. A rooftop deck is also indicated in the Schedule A, and Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect of record.
Midtown Equities has tasked Cushman & Wakefield to market the development site at 205 Montague Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, for more than $200 million, according to Crain’s. The property boasts 300,000 square feet of development rights, and the developer has drafted plans for a 44-story residential tower as well as a 62-story version. A relatively small portion of commercial space is included in the base of the tower, where a five-story office and retail building currently sits. Midtown Equities acquired the site for $33 million in 2010.
In September of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 25-story mixed-use residential and retail building at 210 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, and now Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates are close to landing $158 million in construction loans for the project. The building will have 368 residential units, which is an increase from the 349 reported last year, and more than 14,000 square feet of retail space is planned. Handel Architects is designing, and a 175,000 square-foot office building was demolished to make way for the tower, per The Real Deal.
Yesterday, we checked in on Two Trees’ new tower at 286 Ashland Place, where construction is making rapid headway. Work seems to be moving at a similar place at 333 Schermerhorn Street, just a few blocks away, where Douglas Steiner’s 53-story project dubbed “The Hub” is now roughly two-thirds of the way to its pinnacle, per the latest from Tectonic.
While the Downtown Brooklyn construction boom’s biggest impact will be the addition of residential space, its effects on the streetscape are also going to be significant, and few projects will be more significant to the pedestrian experience than 286 Ashland Place. The building, which is being designed by TEN Arquitectos and developed by Two Trees, will soon stand 32 stories tall, but its significant presence at the street level is already becoming apparent, per the latest photos from Tectonic.