Thursday, December 3, 2015

40-Story Tower Proposal in Brooklyn Heights Sure to Raise Hackles

Portfolio of shops along Pineapple Walk that a developer wants to turn into a 40-story tower. Image courtesy Google Maps

Here we go again.

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that another high-rise may be coming to Brooklyn Heights.

Residents of the 32-story tower and townhouses at 75 Henry St. heard late Tuesday that their co-op board received "an eye-popping offer" of at least $75 million to purchase some of their property located on Pineapple Walk. (This parcel includes the Park Plaza Diner, Peas n' Pickles, a toy store and a pet food store.)

An unnamed developer hopes to build a 40-story tower there -- just a block or two from a number of other controversial developments, such as the Brooklyn Heights Library proposal, a potential 70-story tower where the TD bank on Montague Street is now, the Pierhouse development in Brooklyn Bridge Park, developments in DUMBO and the possible Pier 6 towers.

In addition, it's not far from the unthinkable LICH mega-development in Cobble Hill, and all of the Downtown Brooklyn developments.

The Brooklyn Heights Association has already spoken out against the plan.

Brooklyn Heights co-op owners weigh developer’s 40-story Henry Street plan [Brooklyn Eagle]

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