Brooklyn Supertall Gets Important Backer Ahead of LPC Hearing

Brooklyn Community Board Two’s land use committee has thrown its support behind the planned supertall in Downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. The committee is also in favor of modifying the existing, landmarked Dime Savings Bank building to construct the project according to the developers’ plans.

JDS Development Group and Chetrit Group intend to connect the 73-story tower to a portion of the bank, and use the bank space as retail. Part of the modification will involve demolishing two annexes of the building, according to the Eagle.

The developers also intend to remove some of the bank tellers’ counters from the main hall.

CB2’s land use committee was in favor of this plan, and did not raise any objections regarding the height of the building either, which is currently planned at 1,066 feet.

The Bank building however is landmarked, and the SHoP-designed project will have to get approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) before this current plan moves forward. But support from CB2 is likely to bolster the developer’s case in front of the LPC during it’s hearing on March 15.On Wednesday we also learned that the project would likely bring 500 rentals to Downtown Brooklyn, 20 percent of which will be affordable. The Eagle is pegging a lower number of 417 rentals.


By Tanay Warerkar, Curbed NY

Original Article: Click Here

Related Posts

The tallest building in Brooklyn begins its rise to the top

Construction on 9 Dekalb, the tallest tower in Brooklyn, is about to begin. Reaching 1,066 feet, this development will throw Brooklyn into the conversation around super-tall buildings. The tower will yield 417 rental apartments, 20 percent of which will be priced below-market rate. JP Morgan Chase sold the landmarked Dime bank building, located on the…

Read More

In Far Rockaway, new beachfront rentals offer resilient architecture, luxe design

JDS Development Group is welcoming its first residents at Saltmeadow, a luxury rental project in Far Rockaway. The 60 residences are scattered across new townhouses on Beach 5th and Beach 6th Streets on the water in two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Designed by collaborator CetraRuddy, Saltmeadow embraces resilient design to withstand flooding. Habitable spaces and…

Read More