Controversial developer Joshua Guttman plans Dumbo hotel

TRD New York /
Nov.November 27, 2013 03:16 PM

Controversial developer Joshua Guttman’s 247 Water Street property, in Dumbo, could be redeveloped as an eight-story hotel.

Brownstoner revealed renderings by architects AB Architekten that show a 46,000-square-foot hotel with a gym, restaurant and multiple lounges. Earlier plans for a seven story hotel at the address were disapproved by the Department of Buildings in April, Brownstoner said.

Guttman came under scrutiny after the Greenpoint Terminal fire in 2006, which conveniently demolished the historic building where Guttman hoped to develop a residential building.

The Water Street building was also the victim of a handy fire, in 2004, which also followed a zoning dispute. Residents had fought with Guttman for years by the time the building burned, published reports show. Tenants said Guttman had pulled doors from their hinges, hired a crack addict to live in an empty unit and cultivated a rat population at the building in an attempt to push them out. [Brownstoner]Mark Maurer


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