Last month, YIMBY reported on applications for JDS Development and Chetrit Group’s planned 73-story, 1,066-foot-tall residential tower at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, in Downtown Brooklyn, and now the New York Times has new details on the project, as well as an updated rendering. The tower portion would be connected to the Dime Savings Bank building at 9 DeKalb Avenue, an individual landmark, and would require the demolition of part of the structure. That means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve alterations to the bank building. The first hearing is scheduled for March 15. The interior of the 97,000-square-foot bank building, which is also an interior landmark, is expected to be transformed into retail space.
JDS Development is already building a 1,400-foot-tall skyscraper at 111 West 57th Street, and now they’re getting ready to erect a rival supertall at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn. The latest set of permits show that the building will top out at 1,066 feet, beating any other tower planned or under construction in the borough.
In the summer of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 44-unit mixed-use building at 613 Baltic Street, in northern Park Slope, and earlier this year, the New York Post published the first rendering of the project. Since then, VOA Associates has made further refinements to the design, which Curbed revealed yesterday. JDS Development is behind the project, which will feature condominiums as well as 3,365 and 2,150 square feet of ground-floor retail and community space, respectively. Dubbed Baltic, sales are expected to begin early next year, with completion set for 2017. Four three-story townhouses at 107-113 Fourth Avenue must first be demolished.
JDS is making its mark on the East Side with two copper-clad towers on First Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets, and photographer Tectonic recently took several progress shots of the ambitious rental project at 626 First Avenue.
For over a year, YIMBY has been reporting on plans for condominiums near the High Line at 514 West 24th Street in Chelsea. Now, construction of the building, dubbed the Fitzroy, is set to commence. Permits have been approved, a source told YIMBY, which means work can start as soon as possible. The 10-story building will house 14 two- to five-bedroom units, plus ground floor retail. JDS Development Group and Largo Investments are the developers and Roman & Williams has designed the building. Sales have already launched, as has a website.