City Council approves 80 Flatbush development in Downtown Brooklyn

September 27, 2018

Rendering of the 986-foot tower (left) and revised 840-foot tower (right) via Alloy Development and Luxigon

The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to approve 80 Flatbush, a five-building mixed-use development planned for Downtown Brooklyn, Curbed NY reported. The approval comes after negotiations last week between Alloy Development and Council Member Stephen Levin, who represents the area, which led to a shorter, less-dense complex. After the developers agreed to cut the height of two buildings, one from 986 feet to 840 feet and another from 560 to 510 feet, the Council’s subcommittee on zoning voted in favor of the project.

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The Council voted 48-2 in favor of the development. As part of the agreement reached, the number of apartments at 80 Flatbush was reduced to 870 from 900 units. But 200 of the apartments will remain permanently affordable, as the original plan included. The floor area ratio (FAR) of the complex was dropped from 18 to 15.75.

“It gets the community benefit, while also being responsive to concerns about density and height,” Levin told the Brooklyn Paper last week.

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In addition to new housing, the complex will feature a cultural center and office and commercial space. There will also be two public schools on site; one replaces and expands the Khalil Gibran International Academy and another 350-seat public school will serve the surrounding community.

The schools will be built during the first phase of construction, expected to kick off sometime next year. The entire project is scheduled to finish in 2025. But before construction begins, the project still needs approval from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

[Via Curbed NY]


All renderings via Alloy Development and Luxigon

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