Proposal for Brooklyn's second-tallest tower to include two schools - Technical.ly Brooklyn

Business

Feb. 14, 2018 12:41 pm

Proposal for Brooklyn’s second-tallest tower to include two schools

The proposed building would be taller than the tallest buildings in Philadelphia, Dallas and Seattle.

Rendering of 80 Flatbush Avenue.

Courtesy of Alloy Development

Plans released yesterday for 80 Flatbush Ave. show the proposed development reaching 986 feet tall. The height would make it the second-tallest building in the borough; it’d be the tallest building in the city if it were in Philadelphia, Seattle or Dallas.

Interestingly, the plan also calls for 80 Flatbush to include two schools at the base of the building, on top of which about 900 rental units will be stacked. One of the schools will be a new home for the Khalil Gibran International Academy, which is located nearby and crammed into an 1800s-era building. The other will be a new elementary school for the quickly-expanding neighborhood.

The plan also includes four other buildings, one of which is also a tower, which will be 38 stories tall, and three smaller buildings, according to a report in the New York Post. The proposal will now head through a review under the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, which is to begin in the next few weeks.

Adding public value to new development is not new, to be sure, but adding a school building certainly is a new way for super tall developments to sweeten the deal for concerned neighbors.

A rendering of 80 Flatbush from street level.

A rendering of 80 Flatbush from street level. (Courtesy image)

Advertisement

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

This edtech startup is teaching Brooklyn kids how to handle their emotions

Inside the Brooklyn factory building stackable homes

Nooklyn wants to find your next apartment

SPONSORED

Brooklyn

You can win up to $360,000 at the WeWork Creator Awards

New York, NY

Ford Foundation

Technology Fellow

Apply Now

Planning org: If the rent is too high, repeal housing caps

NYU Tandon expands campus with opening of renovated building

Bond Collective unveils plans for Bushwick location as it expands outside the city

SPONSORED

Brooklyn

Explore how diverse teams build dynamic products with Dev Bootcamp

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Brooklyn

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!