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Moskovits gets final Council approval for 25 Kent rezoning

Developer plans 480K sf office-and-manufacturing building
July 15, 2016 04:20PM

25 Kent rendering (inset from top: Toby Moskovits and David Greenfield)

Rendering of 25 Kent (inset from top: Toby Moskovits and David Greenfield)

The City Council voted Thursday to rezone the North Williamsburg development site at 25 Kent Avenue, paving the way for Toby Moskovits’ office development.

The special permit allows Moskovits’ Heritage Equity Partners and Philadelphia-based Rubenstein Partners to build an eight-story, 480,000-square-foot office building. The property can now include 340,000 square feet of office space – a far cry from the 160,000 square feet allowed under old zoning. The developers agreed to set 60,000 square feet aside for light manufacturing news.

“We finally got it,” Moskovits told DNAinfo. “We think it’s an amazing [initiative] for the neighborhood, for the borough and for the city.”

The City Planning Commission had approved the rezoning in May. On Wednesday, the 25 Kent rezoning had passed the City Council’s zoning and land use committees.

City Hall initially wanted to rezone a 15-block area around the site, but nixed the plans amid local opposition. [DNAinfo]Konrad Putzier