In an unexpected move, a developer has abandoned already approved plans to build a high-rise apartment tower and instead will construct a mid-rise office building.
An early 20th century printing plant on Willoughby Street may soon meet the wrecking ball to make way for a 44-story apartment tower as the Downtown Brooklyn building boom continues.
A glassy 30-story tower will fill yet another lot on Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, next to City Point. 6sqft dug up renderings for 141 Willoughby Street, a 240,000-square-foot project with ground-floor retail and “student housing, commercial or residential space above,” according to developer Savanna Partners.
Savanna can build up to 120,000 square feet under current zoning, but they’re seeking a special variance to double the size of the building. Bounded by Flatbush Avenue Extension, Gold and Willoughby streets, the wedge-shaped property is home to the Institute of Design and Construction, a technical college specializing in construction and engineering.
The developer paid $28,000,000 for the three-story building last year. Click though for more renderings.