Proposed 40-story tower in Downtown Brooklyn gets City Council approval

Posted On Fri, March 15, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, March 15, 2019 By In Architecture, Design, Downtown Brooklyn

Rendering of 570 Fulton Street via Slate Property Group

The New York City Council this week voted to approve a proposed 40-story building in Downtown Brooklyn, adding to the slew of new high-rises coming to the historically low-slung neighborhood. According to the Brooklyn Eagle, the council voted to approve zoning measures that permit Slate Property Group to build at 570 Fulton Street. With council approval, the 200,000-square-foot mixed-use building will move on to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s desk next, despite concerns from the local community board.

570 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn, Slate Property Group
Rendering of 570 Fulton Street via Slate Property Group

Developed by Slate Property Group, the plan calls for 12,000 square feet of retail on the ground and second floors of 570 Fulton, with office space above on floors three through 16. The proposal includes roughly 139 rental units on floors 18 through 40. About 30 percent of these will be designated affordable. Hill West Architects is handling the design of the 558-foot-tall tower.

Community Board 2 opposed the project as the Uniformed Land Use Review Procedure process kicked off last year. In an October 2018 letter to the chair of the City Planning Commission, Marisa Lago, the chairperson of CB2 expressed concern with parts of the developer’s plan, including a relocation of the Nevins Street subway station.

And some of its board members worry about the “unprecedented physical growth in Downtown Brooklyn,” the letter reads. “For many people, much of the appeal of Brooklyn has been its lower density and the ‘Manhattanization’ of the central business district and surrounding areas is distressing.”

Downtown Brooklyn has experienced a flurry of high-rise development. In September, the council approved a five-building, mixed-use complex at 80 Flatbush after developers agreed to cut the height of two buildings, one from 986 feet to 840 feet and another from 560 to 510 feet. Other tall towers coming to the area include 511-foot 540 Fulton Street, 720-foot 138 Willoughby Avenue, and 1,000+ foot 9 DeKalb.

[Via Brooklyn Eagle]

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