Eric Adams wants to shrink 80 Flatbush

Boro prez suggests lowering height from 986 feet to 600 feet

New York /
Jun.June 18, 2018 03:20 PM

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and 80 Flatbush Avenue (Credit: Brooklyn-USA and CityRealty)

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams wants to shrink Alloy Development’s Downtown Brooklyn project 80 Flatbush by more than 300 feet.

Adams released an advisory decision on the project on Friday, in which he advocated reducing its height from 986 feet to 600 feet, according to Crain’s. He acknowledged that it made sense to add density in projects close to mass transit—the project is located right by Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center—but said he also does not want the development to overwhelm the existing community.

The proposal heads to the City Planning Commission next and then goes to the City Council for a final vote.

Alloy’s 80 Flatbush project is expected to include 900 residential units, two schools, 40,000 square feet of retail space, 200,000 square feet of office space and 15,000 square feet for a cultural center. The company tapped nonprofit Fifth Avenue Committee earlier this year to build the project’s approximately 200 affordable housing units.

Alloy Chief Executive Jared Della Valle said in a statement to Crain’s that the larger version of the project still has support.

“The consensus among those supporters is that building in Downtown Brooklyn along Flatbush Avenue and across from one of the largest transit hubs in the city to deliver much-needed affordable housing, two public schools and cultural space makes 80 Flatbush a model for thoughtful urban planning and development,” he said. [Crain’s, Politico] – Eddie Small


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