Savanna has filed applications for a variance to build a 44-story, 310,000 square-foot mixed-use building at 141 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. In exchange for the rezoning, 30 percent of the building’s 270 residential units would be set aside as affordable. At the base, 28,000 square feet of retail space would span the ground and second floors, in addition to 34,000 square feet of office space on the third and fourth floors, according to The Real Deal. An existing three-story building must first be demolished.
Earlier this spring, the development site at 211-215 Schermerhorn Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, was placed on the market for $30 million, and now GPB Realty Capital is in contract to purchase the property. Neither the price nor the future plans have been disclosed, although a 75,000 square-foot residential or hotel building could be built. TerraCRG brokered the property, and the lots are currently vacant, according to The Real Deal.
Macy’s is about to sell five stories of their nine-story building at 422 Fulton Street and the parking garage at 11 Hoyt Street (aka 217 Livingston Street) to Tishman Speyer for $170 million, according to Crain’s. Macy’s will consolidate commercial operations to 310,000 square feet, spanning the basement to the fourth floor, and Tishman will fund extensive renovations for those floor. As for the five upper floors Tishman is purchasing, those will be converted to office space and five more floors will be added up top. In the end, 10 stories of integrated office space is planned.
Michael Stern’s JDS Development, partnered with Chetrit Group, is planning to acquire the landmarked Dime Savings Bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn, for $90 million, according to Crain’s. The building could be converted to accommodate retail, but roughly 300,000 square feet of unused air rights can now be transferred to the team’s site at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension.
Last week, YIMBY brought you an update on 333 Schermerhorn Street, and now we’ve got a look at 250 Ashland Place, a BAM Cultural District tower rising fast next to the newly built, modernist Theater for a New Audience in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY reader Tectonic has been keeping a close watch on all the Downtown towers, and sent along these shots of the construction progress.