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28-story to rise near BAM @ Ashland Place

We've heard the rumors before, but now it's official. A DOB permit application has been filed for a 28-story residential tower at the corner of Ashland Pl and Fulton Street in Fort Greene. A paste of the article in the Brooklyn Eagle appears below.

FORT GREENE — A permit application has been filed with the Department of
Buildings for a 28-story residential tower on Fulton Street in Fort Greene,
adjacent to the BAM Harvey Theater. The application, filed by architect Daniel
Kaplan of Fox & Fowle Architects in Manhattan, was on behalf of the
developer, The Clarett Group, operating as Ashland Partners LLC.

The proposed development calls for 108 residential units in a 360-foot tall
157,198-square-foot building at 657 Fulton St., corner of Ashland Place.
As previously reported in this newspaper, The Clarett Group purchased the site —
actually several properties at 655 Fulton, 657-659 Fulton, 661-671 Fulton and
238 Ashland Place — for $13.5 million. Brian Leary of Massey Knakal Realty
Services, was the broker.

Although the architect declined to offer further details this week and calls to the developer were not returned, Leary had said earlier that the firm is a very reputable company that specializes in high-end residential and retail, and this is its first project in Brooklyn.

Leary also said that the total footprint of the four-building corner site is over
11,100 square feet and current zoning would allow a 250-foot-tall building on
the site, or up to 25 stories of residential and commercial use “as of


At November 05, 2005 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is going to be a real eyesore next to BAM

At November 05, 2005 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Brooklyn Project"

At November 06, 2005 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so after viewing their website, I know what we will get.... a pseudo modern and over the top, out of context piece of architecture that imposes itself on the delicacy of BAM but yet relies on it for its' own cultural credibility.
These greedy developers would never consider building something that has a context in the neighborhood and is sensitive.
Just look at the building , they are putting up on 29th. St. in Manhattan. Gross.

At January 17, 2006 1:40 AM, Blogger Escap said...

i know people object to the "anything is better than what's there now" logic, saying we should hold out for the perfect development.

that being said, anything is better than what's there now.


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