Westbrook Partners is looking for a developer to provide $100 million to help convert the St. John’s Terminal into a 1.7 million-square-foot office-and-residential complex.
The investment firm, which is the majority owner of the terminal at 550 Washington Street, needs a partner to help buy 200,000 square feet of air rights from nearby Pier 40 for $100 million, Crain’s reported. Westbrook is seeking to rezone its property, so that it can demolish the existing four-story building on the site and construct a five-building complex.
In 2013, Westbrook bought out Eugene Grant’s majority stake in the building for $250 million, and then acquired Fortress Investments Group’s stake for $200 million last year. Atlas Capital Group is a minority owner in the building.
Westbrook has a potential fallback plan if the rezoning doesn’t pan out or if the residential market becomes too soft. The company may opt to build roughly 1.3 million square feet of office space instead. [Crain’s] — Kathryn Brenzel