The new four-story mixed-use building that's poised to rise on the Cobble Hill site of a Shell gas station has been revealed, and its neighbors aren't exactly thrilled with it. The design is being described as "too glassy" by Brooklyn Community Board 6, who DNAinfo reports conditionally rejected the renderings ahead of their presentation to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The building on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street falls on the boundary of the Cobble Hill Historic District.
When finished, the building will have ground-floor retail, eight apartments which YIMBY previously reported would average 2,200 square feet in size, and underground parking. Avery Hall Investments, who DNAinfo points out is also behind the nearby 345 Carroll Street and 456 Pacific Street, and OTL Enterprises are behind the 33,000-square-foot building. BKSK is designing. Whatever the building becomes, its a stretch to say it won't look better than the existing Shell station.
· Proposed Luxury Building in Cobble Hill Called 'Too Glassy' [DNAinfo]
· All 112 Atlantic Avenue coverage [Curbed]