Since Fortis Property Group announced last month that it would develop the former Long Island College Hospital site in Cobble Hill without a rezoning, it has filed plans for two mid-rise buildings there. Now the Dumbo-based firm has submitted applications for a 28-story development at 339 Hicks Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street.
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After years of controversial approvals and political wrangling, Fortis Property Group announced last month that they would forego a rezoning for the Long Island College Hospital campus in Cobble Hill and build a development where they don’t have to include affordable housing. Now the firm has filed plans for a 17-story, mixed-use building at 350 Hicks Street, on the western edge of the former state-owned hospital complex.
In 2015, Fortis Property Group laid out plans to redevelop the Long Island College Hospital property, located on several blocks in Cobble Hill. One proposal was for as-of-right development, while the other required an individual rezoning, approved through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The developer has decided to move forward with the as-of-right plan, which will not include any affordable residential units, Politico reported.
New renderings have been revealed of the eight four-story, single-family townhouses planned at 88-96 Amity Street, in Cobble Hill. The renderings come as the project also receives its official name, Polhemus Townhouses, Curbed NY reported. There will be two types of townhouses. One type will be called the Terrace House, to measure 5,900 square feet and to feature four bedrooms, a fifth-floor penthouse, three outdoor terraces, and two gardens. The second type will be called the Garden House, to measure 4,300 square feet and to feature four bedrooms, two terraces, and two gardens. Both types will feature cellar levels and indoor parking. YIMBY brought you news of the project when filings were submitted in late 2015. Fortis Property Group is the developer and Brooklyn-based Romines Architecture is designing. A seven-story former Long Island College Hospital medical building 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.