Musician and property owner Norah Jones is moving forward with converting the two-story, two-family residential building at 172 Pacific Street, in Cobble Hill, into a single-family townhouse. Brownstoner reports all of the needed approvals are in place to do the conversion, which includes partially demolishing the rear of the property and replacing it with a new rear extension that will include a sliding glass door on the ground floor and French doors and Juliette balconies on the second floor. In all, the structure will see its residential space go from 3,552 square feet to 3,085 square feet. Baxt Ingui Architects is designing the renovations. As the property sits within the Cobble Hill Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had to approve of the project, which it did in November of 2015. The house was purchased for $6.25 million in 2015.
Midtown-based PS-5 Development has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 356 Baltic Street, in Cobble Hill, four blocks south of the Bergen Street stop on the F and G trains. The project will measure 4,897 square feet in total, which means full-floor units will average 1,224 square feet apiece, indicative of condos. The unit on the fourth floor will also include a fifth-floor penthouse. Anthony Morena’s Midtown-based Arch + Dev Mortar is the architect of record. A single-story garage structure must first be demolished.
Amid news of a possible student dormitory component in Fortis Property Group’s redevelopment of the Long Island College Hospital property, in Cobble Hill, full breakdowns of the developer’s as-of-right and ULURP-proposed plans have been released. According to The Wall Street Journal, the as-of-right plans call for 528,935 square feet of market-rate residential space, 262,555 square feet of community facility — the dormitory component — as well as 23,375 square feet of public space, but no retail or affordable housing.
Fortis Property Group is proposing to build an as-of-right 260,000 square-foot student dormitory on the corner of Henry and Amity Streets, in Cobble Hill, according to Politico. The developer acquired the Long Island College Hospital complex from SUNY for $240 million, and is currently seeking a rezoning for the property, which would include senior housing, park space, and a public school. Fortis has also drafted plans for an as-of-right 35-story residential tower in addition to the dormitory, which would have hundreds of beds. Fortis’ plans for a five-story medical facility and eight townhouses have already been filed with the DOB.
Two days ago, YIMBY reported on filings for seven townhouses at 90-96 Amity Street, in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood, and now it appears that number will increase by one. Yesterday, additional applications were filed for a home at 88 Amity Street, which will match its neighbors in terms of scope, measuring about 4,000 square feet. Romines Architecture is the architect of record, while Fortis Property Group is the developer. A closed hospital building must first be demolished before work can begin.