Originally Posted by NYRebel
The fact that this is on the same block as the Juniors site (which could potentially soar to 1,000ft+) is what has me so excited!
This site alone would account for nearly 800 ft, so if JDS in fact does get the Junior's site, the tower will grow to 1,000 plus, as was speculated. In that case, I'll just merge the threads.
At Junior’s Site, Bidders See Brooklyn, Too, as a City of Spires
JUNE 9, 2014
.....The plans remain tentative. Bidding on the Junior’s property kicks off this week and should conclude by month’s end, but a number of prominent developers are already salivating over the possibilities. If the right firm can buy up the land and air rights for the entire triangular block, it would be quite possible to reach a height as yet unheard-of in Brooklyn.
.....The team most likely to lead this charge — Michael Stern and Joseph Chetrit — knows a thing or two about tall towers. Mr. Stern, a 35-year-old developer, has already made his name with plans to turn the Steinway Hall site on West 57th Street in Manhattan into 1,350-foot tower. Mr. Chetrit, most famous around these parts for residential conversions of the Chelsea Hotel and the Sony Building, owns what is now America’s second tallest building, the Willis Tower in Chicago.
In December, they went to contract on 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, a squat six-story office building next door to Junior’s. If they can win the bidding for Junior’s, and get Chase to sell them the air rights it owns above the Dime Savings, a landmark, there would be at least half a million square feet at their disposal, enough to carve a knife blade of a tower onto the skyline.
This could be plans for the full assembled development, but we'll have to see.
Here's the floor breakdown...
4 residential amenity space
5-6 apartments (9 per floor)
7-32 aparments (11 per floor)
34-50 apartments (7 per floor)
52-69 apartments (4 per floor)