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Resi developer nabs commercial Brooklyn site for $16M

Midwood Investment hasn't announced plans for 100,000 sf in Greenpoint
By Katherine Clarke | August 30, 2013 01:18PM

Midwood Investment & Development is expanding its footprint in Brooklyn, adding a 100,000-square-foot commercial lot to the three residential rental projects that it has under way.

The Park Avenue-based company paid $16 million for 55 Lombardy Street, in Greenpoint, public records show. New York-based Morgan Realty Enterprises had owned the property since 1980.The deal closed Aug. 1.

Almost half of the lot — 48,080 square feet — is taken up by a McDonald’s restaurant and the rest of the space is a parking lot. The property is zoned for manufacturing and commercial uses and can be built to only one story with a maximum 100,750 square feet, according to PropertyShark.

Midwood has not laid out its plans for the site, which is next to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, and a company representative could not be reached immediately for comment; Morgan could not be reached.

Midwood is building three rental towers, at 285 Broadway and 282 South 5th Street in Williamsburg and 800 Union Street in Park Slope; the company also owns a 19-story office tower at 430 Park Avenue in Midtown.

  • DG

    The rest of the property is not just parking but is a shopping center that includes Staples and Deals. Midwood had a long term lease on the property with an option to buy.

    • pathfinder

      i wondered about that since they leased the Staples and the DealS store

  • David

    NOOOOO!!!!! THATS MY MCDONALDS!! PLEASE DONT KNOCK IT DOWN!!! i’ve been going there to eat (and immediately poop right afterwards) since I was 5 years old!!!!!

  • David

    This McDonalds even made it into a rap song by Joel Ortiz:

    “And that it’s cool! – I’m no fool, see Raul is more than reckless
    So I meet him when it’s busy at that Meek or Morgan exit!
    Off that BQ B-B-B-B-B-B-BQE near Mickey D, (oh!)
    And occasionally treat myself to a nice little fish and cheese. (whoo!)”