Permits Renewed for Tower at 85 Flatbush Extension


Something’s afoot at the huge Downtown Brooklyn lot at 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension, once slated to be a 21-story residential tower. The Department of Buildings just renewed the building permits, with architect Gene Kaufman now listed as the applicant of record. Looks like the Ismael Leyva design was sacked. It does appear there will still be 21 stores and 105 units. The site last made news in January of 2012 when The Real Deal reported that “A $17.3 million judgment on two loans provided to the North Development Group to finance part of an Ismael Leyva-designed high-rise tower at 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn were put on the market this month.” According to public records, the bank took over the site in 2007. The site then transferred again to the Bank of New York last month in a tax lien sale. No construction yet at the actual site, which is situated at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Tillary and Duffield Streets. GMAP P*Shark DOB

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