Toll reaches for the skies at new Dumbo site

TRD 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

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

85 Adams Street (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

Dumbo condo was Brooklyn’s priciest contract last week

ART: 51 Jay Street and from left: Martin Nussbaum, Dvir Cohen and David Schwartz

Condo owners at 51 Jay sue Slate Property Group, Adam America

Toll Brothers CEO Doug Yearley and 77 Charlton (Credit: iStock)

Toll’s profits plunge 20% amid housing slowdown

Douglas Yearley of Toll Brothers

Homebuilder Toll Brothers looks to higher-earning millennials amid down Q3 results

Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen and President Donald Trump (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Well, that escalated fast: A timeline of Trump’s Greenland adventure

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...