Last April, around the time Two Trees formalized its deal with the School Construction Authority to include a 300-seat middle school in its Dock Street residential project in Dumbo, The Post reported that the developer was aiming for summer of 2012 to break ground on the 17-story tower. A couple of recent clues make us think this schedule is on track. First off, for the past few weeks, a boring drill has been parked in the Front Street lot that will comprise part of the building’s footprint; as far as we can tell they’ve been taking samples quite thoroughly, every 10 to 15 feet or so. Secondly, St. Ann’s Warehouse has a hard closing date: A “Wrecking Ball” farewell party has been set for May 7. (Honorees at the gala? Jane, David and Jed Walentas.) The only thing that we could see delaying the ground-breaking beyond the summer could the the pending appeal of the lawsuit that some neighborhood activists lost back in 2010.
Construction on Dock Street to Start Next Year? [Brownstoner]