The block-long parking lot with shops at 300 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn has been completely demolished. As readers may recall, developer TF Cornerstone is planning a 25-story apartment building here.
Several chains in the building — including IHOP, Subway and Papa Johns — shut their doors last summer before scaffolding went up around the garage in the fall. (IHOP plans to reopen across the street at 276 Livingston.)
The developer will likely break ground soon on the 600,000-square-foot tower, which will have 714 apartments and 30,000 square feet of retail, according to recently approved building permits. Twenty percent of apartments in the new development, known as 33 Bond Street, will be affordable.
Handel Architects will design the project, which will have 128 subterranean parking spots, a fitness center, yoga room, dog grooming station and 357 bike storage spaces. Below, photos show what is behind the fence and a rendering of what’s coming to the 50,000-square-foot hole in the ground.
Rendering via TF Cornerstone