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Is New Construction Next For This Brooklyn Heights Eyesore?

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Changes are afoot at three prime Brooklyn Heights properties. The Brooklyn Eagle spotted Department of Buildings permits for a sidewalk shed at 153 Remsen Street, which means that demolition will likely come next. No demolition permits have been filed, but knowledge of the city's sidewalk shed laws lead the Eagle to believe that the derelict property will be torn down by owner Quinlan Development Group: "The city requires the installation of sidewalk sheds when a building more than 25 feet high is demolished or a building more than 40 feet high is constructed," writes the Eagle. "Two-story 153 Remsen is 29 feet tall." Quinlan also owns 155 and 157 Remsen Street, both of which will also be getting sidewalk sheds. Quinlan was mum on its plans, but tenants at 155 and 157 recently vacated their properties, leaving the sites ready for redevelopment. Currently, Quinlan is currently constructing a rental building at 267 Pacific Street, and they launched a new Soho condo project last fall, so we're betting Remsen Street will see new residential development, too.
· Eyesore No More: Sidewalk shed set for derelict Remsen Street building [BK Eagle]