Two empty lots in Downtown Brooklyn will become hotels designed by Gene Kaufman with completion set for 2014, Brownstoner reported.
The Department of Buildings approved plans last year for a 182-unit building at the corner of Nevins and Schermerhorn streets, the blog said. Queens-based Barone Management bought the site in January for $4.5 million, according to city records.
Meanwhile, at 300 Schermerhorn Street, the DOB renewed permits for a 14-story, 247-unit Holiday Inn this summer, Brownstoner said. A family concern bought the lot for $11 million in 2007, the blog said. [Brownstoner] –Guelda Voien