A change of plans is in the works for 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension, the giant lot in Downtown Brooklyn. The Department of Buildings recently approved plans for a more modest residential building than was previously slated for the site. There will be 12 stories and 69 units in comparison to 21 stories and 105 units. To recap the history: You may recall the site went up for foreclosure this November. Public records do not show who the deed went to, although recent filings with the Department of Buildings list the Chetrit Group as the new owner. Building permits approved in November list Gene Kaufman as the architect. Once upon a time, architect Ishmael Levya was expected to grace the site with this spaceship-looking design, but now it looks like a call for new renderings are in order! A reader sent in the above image of the latest doings at the development.
Foreclosure for Giant Lot on Flatbush Ave Extension [Brownstoner]
Permits Renewed for Tower at Flatbush Extension [Brownstoner] GMAP P*Shark DOB
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The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]