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Fort Greene Development Mystery Continues

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The mystery about the big 600-unit project that supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods is planning (or not building) on Myrtle Avenue continues. The developer has hinted that he may deep freeze the huge project because the real estate market is going south, but today he tells the Daily News that if, indeed, he builds it, it'll have a supermarket. This is of interest in the neighborhood because the only grocery store in the immediate area was demolished to make way for the project, which is now a huge empty lot, and some people are a little peeved about it. The project is designed by Dattner Architects. It would include a 37-story tower with 245 market rate units. There would be 415 mixed-income units in low and mid-rise buildings. There's also 290,000 square feet for retail and parking.

The retail-level view.

The view from afar, showing how big it will be.

· Super mart highlights Fort Green condo plan [NYDN]
· Catsimatidis Says He'll Bring Back Myrtle Market [Brownstoner]