You can expect demolition any day now at the large site at 333 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. (It’s just down the street from the lot on the corner of Schermerhorn and Nevins that sold recently for more than $10,000,000.) It’s the future site of The Hub, a 52-story, 720-unit rental development. The DOB issued permits to demolish the six-story building on site in the fall. They also issued demo permits for the other three-story building last week. As of this morning, the netting’s up but there weren’t any construction workers on site. The ETA for this development is 2014. However, it looks like the DOB disapproved a building application in December, so it may be a little while before we see any construction of the upwards sort.
Demo Happening for New DoBro Development The Hub [Brownstoner] GMAP
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Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]