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Only a week after developers announced the sale of the Brooklyn Eagle building at 30 Henry Street (for $3.5 million), they filed a permit for building demolition. What’s to go up in its place? A five-story, six-unit condo building that looks like this. Plans also call for underground parking, balconies, and a courtyard with a waterfall. This is just north of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema at 70 Henry Street, which will likely be demolished soon for this new rental development.
Price Tag for 30 Henry Street? $3.5 Mil [Brownstoner]
LPC Designates Bank, OKs 30 Henry Street Design [Brownstoner]
30 Henry Application Returns to Landmarks Tomorrow [Brownstoner]
No Decision From LPC on 30 Henry Build [Brownstoner]
Renderings Revealed for 30 Henry Street [Brownstoner]
30 Henry Street Chasing a Waterfall [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP

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We’ve known for a long time that a Dumbo-based developer purchased 30 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, also known as the Brooklyn Eagle building, and has plans to redevelop the property that have already been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. What was not known until brokerage Massey Knakal sent out a press release today was how much the property’s new owner paid. Via the press release: “[We are] pleased to announce that a historic district development site located at 30 Henry Street has sold for $3,500,000 or $209 per buildable square foot. The subject property is a development site located on the corner of Henry Street & Middagh Street. The site is located in a R7-1 zone w/ a C1-5 overlay, allowing for a total of 16,740 buildable SF.” The asking price was $3 million.
LPC Designates Bank, OKs 30 Henry Street Design [Brownstoner]
30 Henry Application Returns to Landmarks Tomorrow [Brownstoner]
No Decision From LPC on 30 Henry Build [Brownstoner]
Renderings Revealed for 30 Henry Street [Brownstoner]
30 Henry Street Chasing a Waterfall [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP

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The Eagle got its hands on the “modified” rendering for the new condo planned at 30 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, as shown above. The new design, which Landmarks green-lighted last week, is almost a carbon copy of the first rendering for the building. It could very well be a trick of light, but it looks like one new element might be a slightly darker color of brick on the facade. The Brooklyn Heights Association went called the first design “boring.”
Modified Design for 30 Henry St. Unveiled [Eagle]
Find the Changes In New Improved 30 Henry Street Proposal [McBrooklyn]

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The Eagle files an extensive report about yesterday’s Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing about the plans for the new building at 30 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. The commissioners ultimately asked the developer and BKSK Architects to tweak the design, saying details such as the entryway could be improved upon, with LPC Chair Robert Tierney noting that “I find it appropriate now and I would openly embrace it, but I agree with my colleagues that it could be a better building.” Some preservationists spoke in favor of the current design, calling it contextual and appropriate, but reps from the Brooklyn Heights Association called it “boring” and argued for a more contemporary look. Architect Jonathan Marvel, for example, had the following to say: “It’s a threshold site to this district. It’s not an infill building, but a gateway building. …We implore you to inspire, to delight, to raise the bar on originality.”
Design of New Heights Building: Mishmash of Contextualism or Appropriate? [Eagle]
30 Henry Application Returns to Landmarks Tomorrow [Brownstoner]
No Decision From LPC on 30 Henry Build [Brownstoner]
Renderings Revealed for 30 Henry Street [Brownstoner]
30 Henry Street Chasing a Waterfall [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP

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The application for a new five-story, six-unit Brooklyn Heights condo at 30 Henry Street hits the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a second time tomorrow. At the previous LPC meeting about the proposal, the commission didn’t take action on the plans because there wasn’t a quorum. All the renderings can be found here. If you’re interested in speaking at the public hearing, it begins at approximately 10:45 a.m. Think this design will make it through this time around?
No Decision From LPC on 30 Henry Build [Brownstoner]
Renderings Revealed for 30 Henry Street [Brownstoner]
30 Henry Street Chasing a Waterfall [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP

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This Tuesday the LPC considered a developer’s plans to demolish the Brooklyn Eagle building at 30 Henry Street and construct a five-story, six-unit condo building. The result was anticlimactic: an LPC rep says no action was taken because there was no quorum. Guess we’ll find out the fate of this design in the new year.
Renderings Revealed for 30 Henry Street [Brownstoner]
30 Henry Street Chasing a Waterfall [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP

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Here’s a taste of the building the developers of 30 Henry Street are looking to replace the Brooklyn Eagle building with. The five-story, six-unit condo will rise in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, and an LPC hearing on the design is scheduled for tomorrow. Community Board 2’s landmarks committee has already approved the design. The Brooklyn Heights Association also reviewed the plans and said a more contemporary, or bolder, design would be preferable. The plans call for underground parking, balconies, and a courtyard with a waterfall. Click through for more shots! What do you think?
30 Henry Street Chasing a Waterfall [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP

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Last week we reported that the would-be developer of 30 Henry Street, where the Brooklyn Eagle’s headquarters now stand, had submitted plans to the city for a new building on the site, and now there’s a bit more information on what might rise on the Brooklyn Heights corner. Contrary to what’s listed in DOB permits, developer Fortis Group plans to build a five-story, not six-story building. Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association is quoted as saying the following about Fortis’s plans on Brooklyn Heights Blog: “With regard to 30 Henry Street, it is a gateway site in the Heights, and one that cries out for a distinctive and much more contemporary design than was shown to the BHA last week. Fortis has hired excellent architects in BKSK, and the BHA has respectfully asked them to ‘return to the drafting board’ to create a building that celebrates our time.” Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Paper has a bit more on the initial L-shaped design, saying it called for an “interior courtyard, water fountain and decorative balconies” as well as a red-brick facade.
Bawled ‘Eagle’! [BK Paper]
Stanton Statement on 30 Henry [BHB]
New Build Filed for Brooklyn Eagle HQ in Heights [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP

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A developer has filed plans with the city to raze the Brooklyn Eagle building at 30 Henry Street, on the corner of Middagh, and construct a six-story building in its place. Public records don’t yet show that the property has changed hands, but it was put on the market earlier this year for $3 million. The Dumbo-based developer named on DOB filings is “Fortis Manor,” and the firm’s plans call for a five-unit building designed by BKSK Architects. The building that houses the Eagle was constructed in 1963. It’s in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, so the plans are going to have to pass muster with the LPC.
Brooklyn Eagle Building on the Market [Brownstoner] GMAP