The Real Deal New York

Two Trees plan for Downtown Brooklyn tower would require rezoning

January 16, 2013 01:00PM

Two Trees Management’s proposed 32-story residential tower in Downtown Brooklyn’s BAM Cultural District would require a zoning change, Curbed reported.

Current zoning allows only 53 percent of the space to be residential, but the developer is looking to build 300 to 400 residential units, which would occupy 86 percent of the floor space.

Two Trees is also looking to include 50,000 square feet of cultural space that would house three Brooklyn Academy of Music theaters and a rehearsal space. The developer is justifying the zoning change by saying it would lead to a better utilization of the space, but some area residents have opposed the change, saying that the original plan, which allocated three times as much commercial and arts space, was preferable. [Curbed] – Hiten Samtani