Toll reaches for the skies at new Dumbo site

New York /
Feb.February 19, 2010 09:26 AM

Toll Brothers is looking to build as high as it can get away with on its new 205 Water Street site in new Dumbo Historic District. The luxury home builder bought the vacant site for $8.6 million in December. Toll has a 120-foot, 70-unit tower in mind, but needs approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission before moving forward. The neighborhood was rezoned last year, putting a 12-story limit on residential construction. “We’re going back and forth on height at this point,” said David Von Spreckelsen, a spokesperson for Toll. “If there were no Landmarks Commission, we’d go to 12 stories without question.” Toll has yet to give any clues as to what the building would look like. The site, on Plymouth and Water streets, had briefly been considered for the middle school component of David Walentas’ Brooklyn Bridge project, which was ultimately moved to Dock Street and approved last year after a long battle with Community Board 2. [Brooklyn Paper]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
The Strand Bookstore and store owner Nancy Bass Wyden (Credit: Getty Images)
Over owner’s protests, city landmarks Strand bookstore
Over owner’s protests, city landmarks Strand bookstore
Revamped design for 550 Madison receives Landmarks’ approval
Revamped design for 550 Madison receives Landmarks’ approval
Revamped design for 550 Madison receives Landmarks’ approval
The Top 10 preservation fights of 2018
The Top 10 preservation fights of 2018
The Top 10 preservation fights of 2018
30 Front Street #30A and 72 Poplar Street (Streeteasy)
$8M Dumbo condo tops Brooklyn home contracts
$8M Dumbo condo tops Brooklyn home contracts
160 Henry Street and 30 Main Street (Compass, Zillow, iStock)
Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo units lead borough’s luxury contracts in first week of 2022
Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo units lead borough’s luxury contracts in first week of 2022
’Twas a happy holiday for luxury condo sellers in Brooklyn
’Twas a happy holiday for luxury condo sellers in Brooklyn
’Twas a happy holiday for luxury condo sellers in Brooklyn
A $9M Brooklyn Heights townhouse leads luxury contracts
A $9M Brooklyn Heights townhouse leads luxury contracts
A $9M Brooklyn Heights townhouse leads luxury contracts
Douglas Development's Jeffrey Levine, Toll Brothers' David Von Spreckelsen and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty, Toll Brothers)
De Blasio defied warning that he stop asking developers for donations
De Blasio defied warning that he stop asking developers for donations
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...