Developers are reviving a previously shelved plan to build a huge mixed-use development on the corner of 8th Avenue and 62nd Street in Sunset Park — and it’s going to be even bigger than before, said a story in Brooklyn Paper. A low-rise, three-story shopping mall will cover a site “about as big as three football fields,” the paper said.
Four towers will poke up above the mall, including a 10-story, 150-room hotel; two 15-story apartment towers with a total of 350 apartments; and a 17-story office tower.
The manufacturing-zoned site traded hands earlier this year for $51,500,000, and comes with an approved variance to allow a mixed-use building with square footage six times the size of the property in exchange for one-fifth of the apartments being affordable rentals. Other amenities include public green space and a pre-K.
The owner told Brooklyn Paper the development won’t strain nearby streets and transportation. Located at 6208 8th Avenue, the mall will be called Eighth Avenue Center. The scope of it makes us think of City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. What do you think of the plan?
Mega-Development Coming to Sunset Park [BK Paper] GMAP
The Sun Is Rising Again on a Controversial Mega-Development Planned for Sunset Park [NY Daily News]
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