Demo Soon for Row on Willoughby Street


Scaffolding has gone up and the end is near for this group of buildings on the future site of Willoughby West, AvalonBay’s 57-story rental tower with a planned 861 units on the corner of Willoughby and Bridge streets in downtown Brooklyn. (The corner building is 88 Willoughby.) Construction is supposed to wrap by the end of 2014.
Details on Downtown’s Coming Towers [Brownstoner]
More Evidence Avalon Is Planning Downtown Tower [Brownstoner]

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  • Wow, this will have a dramatic outcome on this street. The old Willoughby Street hustle and bustle created by the mom and pop stores and eateries is going to be history!

  • Wow, this will have a dramatic outcome on this street. The old Willoughby Street hustle and bustle created by the mom and pop stores and eateries is going to be history!

  • What a shame. While not in the best of shape, these buildings were a great remnant of the urban fabric that built downtown. I’ll miss the bay windows on Bridge.

    Oh well, onward and upward! On the whole this is probably a very positive development for downtown. I can only hope this helps coax the city to finally build that “Willoughby Street Park.”

  • Its hard to know what potential these buildings had – this stretch of Willoughby has been derelict for years, the decay accelerating over the last five years in anticipation of pending change. Nonetheless I welcome the towers and the fact that Willougby between Flatbush and Adams (especially when CityPoint is done, and when NYU transforms 360 Jay St.) will be one of the most attractive and vibrant streets in Downtown Brooklyn, not one of the worst. If the Willoughby Street Park ever gets built the transformation will be epic. Beltel owners are big winners.

    • Celebrate? Meh. I for one miss the absence of mom and pop stores…especially the restaurants and the fabric stores. While the new development serves the desires of some, there are just as many people who have to search far and wide for the services they were able to obtain in downtown Brooklyn.