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Cobble Hill Block will get makeover, following Landmarks approval of development plans

October 16, 2012 03:30PM

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Project rendering (credit: CityLand NYC)

The construction and redevelopment of nine townhouses on a single Cobble Hill block will move forward, now that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved plans for 110-128 Congress Street in the Cobble Hill Historic District; the plans include the ground-up construction of five townhouses and the renovation of four existing ones.

The project is a joint venture between JMH Development and Madison Estates, with Morris Adjmi as the architect on record. The plans for the townhouses were originally brought before the LPC in September, then sent back for modifications. The LPC raised concerns over the metal stoops lacking historical context, which Adjmi revised with more decorative features. He also lowered the homes’ parlor windows.

As The Real Deal previously reported, the four existing townhouses were combined and used as a church rectory. The previous owner was the Brooklyn Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. JMH and Madison purchased the properties in March for $6.6 million. An additional Church property will be razed to construct the five new townhouses.

Gerard Longo, president and owner of Madison Estates, said the townhouses would sell for $2.5 to $3 million each. [Curbed]

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