Brooklyn Housing Court will move into the Brooklyn Municipal Building at 210 Joralemon Street, just a few blocks from its current location.
The courthouse, which is usually jammed with tenants, lawyers and landlords, will take up at least five floors of the 13-story municipal building, according to the New York Times. Four or five city agencies that are currently located in the municipal building, will be relocated. The move from Clipper Equity’s David Bistricer‘s 141 Livingston Street and the subsequent renovation of the municipal building will cost more than $100 million, the newspaper reported.
While Brooklyn’s housing court has been scouting for a new home for a while, the move won’t happen until at least 2020. Until then, the city is renewing the lease at the current location.
The city will also spend $11 million on improvements to the elevator and heating system as well as constructing a 30,000-square-foot addition to the current building to ease overcrowding, according to the newspaper. Roughly 3,000 people use the court house on any given day. [NYT] — Claire Moses