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Fortis files plans for next building in LICH redevelopment

339 Hicks will rise 28 stories and have 110 resi units
By E.B. Solomont | December 22, 2016 01:55PM

From left: Long Islanc College Hospital at 339 Hicks Street, Terrence Storey, Joel Kestenbaum and Jonathan Landau (Credit: Larry Ford)

Fortis Property Group is plowing ahead with plans for its Long Island College Hospital project, filing plans on Thursday for a 110-unit apartment building at 339 Hicks Street.

The 28-story building will encompass 137,351 square feet, according to a permit application filed with the city’s Department of Buildings. It’s unclear whether the building will contain rental or condominium units, but plans shows a pool and fitness center on the building’s lower level along with several half-floor pads and a full-floor penthouse.

The plans are part of Fortis’ massive 20-building project at the site of the former hospital in Cobble Hill.

Earlier this month, the Dumbo-based developer filed plans for two other residential buildings at the site. At 350 Hicks, the developer plans to build a 17-story, 46-unit building. Fortis is also planning a 15-story, 30-unit condominium at 347 Henry Street.

The developer is building a 17-unit condo at Polhemus, located at 100 Amity Street, also known as 350 Henry. The target sellout for that project is $67.4 million.

Fortis purchased the LICH site for $240 million in 2015, according to a profile The Real Deal published in November.

In November, the developer scrapped plans for affordable housing at the LICH project, to the chagrin of Mayor Bill De Blasio. Instead, the developer is moving forward with an as-of-right project.