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Straight Up Flatbush—City Point Takes New Direction

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Plans for City Point, the megaproject on Flatbush Avenue and Albee Square, are like an ice age, slowly advancing and retracting at a pace that can best be described as glacial. Most recently, the megaproject is taking a turn skyward, with renewed plans for two huge towers on Flatbush Avenue. According to the Brooklyn Paper, Washington Square Partners presented Community Board 2 in Brooklyn with renderings for two massive towers that are planned for the site—a residential tower rising approximately 65 stories and a shorter skyscraper [photo above, inset]. The towers would presumably join One Dekalb—a 50,000-square-foot mall that is phase one of a project that has been beset by delays and redesigns. Phase two of City Point was always supposed to include a super high-rise for market rate housing, but the last time renderings of that leg of the project were released was back in 2008. City Point's developers expect that they will be able to get the two towers up by 2015 and 2016.
· Tower power! Flatbush Avenue's got two more on the way [BrooklynPaper]
· Official City Point site [citypointbrooklyn.com]
· City Point coverage [CurbedNY]