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Stephen Levin wants Alloy to shrink
80 Flatbush

Council member calls for less commercial space
September 05, 2018 05:30PM

Stephen Levin and renderings of 80 Flatbush in Brooklyn (Credit: Getty Images)

Alloy Development may have to shrink its planned mixed-use project at 80 Flatbush by a third if it wants to win City Council approval.

Stephen Levin, who as the local council member will likely have the last word on the project, told the Brooklyn Paper that he “would like to see the scale of the project be decreased.”

Alloy plans to build two towers, standing 986 and 560 feet tall, on the site at the corner of State Street in Boerum Hill. But to do that, it needs City Council to approve a rezoning that would increase the site’s floor area ratio from 6.5 to 18. Levin said he wants to cap the FAR at 12, and may push the developers to ditch some of the planned commercial space.

“What I would like to see is a smaller project, potentially eliminate commercial,” he said. “I’ve encouraged everybody to think about prioritizing the benefits.”

Alloy’s plans call for 900 apartments, including 200 below-market rentals, two schools and commercial space. Brooklyn’s borough president Eric Adams also previously called for a smaller project. [Brooklyn Paper] — Konrad Putzier