Castle-like police HQ in Sunset Park may go condo

The developer hopes to build 10 apartments spanning 21K square feet

TRD New York /
Jan.January 14, 2016 04:00 PM

The long vacant castle-like police precinct in Sunset Park may soon go condo.

Developer Yosef Streicher told the Brooklyn Eagle that he hopes to build 21,000 square feet for 10 condos at the historic 68th Police Precinct Station House and Stable. The existing 19,000 square feet would be used for a community center, childcare center and cafe, with the top floors of the “castle” possibly being converted for residential use. He also plans to invest $5 million in restoring the landmarked building.

Steicher bought the building last July for $6 million. The Romanesque Revival-style building was built in 1886 and has been vacant since the 1970s. Before the sale, the Landmarks Preservation Commission threatened legal action against the building’s nonprofit owners if they didn’t perform immediate repairs on the deteriorating building.

New plans for the property are still in preliminary stages, with architects and engineers reviewing various concept designs. Steicher still has to run his condo idea by the Landmarks. [Brooklyn Eagle]Kathryn Brenzel


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