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.
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