Here’s what Fortis is planning at former Jehovah’s Witnesses site

Development at 30 Front Street will stand 26 stories tall, span 250K sf overall

New York /
Sep.September 19, 2018 11:05 AM

Fortis Group CEO Jonathan Landau and an aerial of 30 Front Street (Credit: Fortis Group and Google Maps)

The latest project to replace a former Jehovah’s Witnesses site in Brooklyn will stand 26 stories tall with 74 units at 30 Front Street, according to records filed Wednesday.

Fortis Property Group filed plans with the Department of Buildings that call for about 250,000 square feet of development overall, split between 178,000 square feet of residential space and 72,000 square feet of community space. The property was the last development site that the religious group put on the market in the massive selloff of their Brooklyn properties.

Representatives for Fortis and Jehovah’s Witnesses did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A record of the building’s sale had not appeared in property records as of Wednesday morning.

Fortis also filed plans earlier this year for a roughly 120,000-square-foot mixed-use development at 350 Hicks Street in Cobble Hill. It is facing a lawsuit from ICS Builders, which claims the company wrongfully fired it from its work on converting part of Long Island College Hospital at 350 Henry Street.

Jehovah’s Witnesses has been selling off its Brooklyn properties in the wake of moving its headquarters to Warwick in Orange County, New York. Deals have included its $202.5 million sale of 21 Clark Street to Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors and its $60 million sale of 74 Adams Street to developer Jeffrey Gershon.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Mack Real Estate CEO Richard Mack and one of his new hotels at 51 Nassau Street. (Getty, ING)
Mack Real Estate takes over 7 distressed Manhattan hotels
Mack Real Estate takes over 7 distressed Manhattan hotels
1440 Broadway and CIM Group’s Shaul Kuba (Google Maps, Getty)
CIM closes on $400M refi for 1440 Broadway
CIM closes on $400M refi for 1440 Broadway
Theaters in some cities are opening with restrictions. (Getty, Photo Illustration by Alison Bushor for The Real Deal)
Coming attraction: Movie theaters reopen in New York, San Fran
Coming attraction: Movie theaters reopen in New York, San Fran
Innovo Property Group's Andrew Chung with 23-30 Borden Avenue in Long Island City (Google Maps)
Innovo lands $155M construction loan for LIC warehouse
Innovo lands $155M construction loan for LIC warehouse
Restaurants and bars accounted for a majority of the gains in February (iStock)
Leisure, hospitality big winners in February job gains
Leisure, hospitality big winners in February job gains
The company currently operates 761 stores, and intends to open 100 new stores this fiscal year. (iStock)
Retailer Burlington plans to double store count
Retailer Burlington plans to double store count
(Getty, Photo Illustration by The Real Deal)
Retail had its reckoning. Will subleases flood the market?
Retail had its reckoning. Will subleases flood the market?
Ascena owns Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Lou & Grey and Cacique. (Getty)
Ascena restructuring approved post-bankruptcy
Ascena restructuring approved post-bankruptcy
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...