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Developer Will Try, Try Again To Build Rentals Near Barclays

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A major change happening around the Barclays Center is that the Atlantic Yards housing-offices-and-retail megaproject has just been rebranded as "Pacific Park." Whatever its called, the Forest City Ratner project and its game-changing, "catalyst" centerpiece, Barclays Center, is also sparking a building boom in the area. It may not be megaproject-level, but a developer is attempting join that boom again, after meeting community resistance to plans to put up a planned mixed-use rental building at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Streets. The triangular site straddles the Park Slope-Prospect Heights border, located right across from Barclays and the modular residential tower B2. TRD reports that PRD Realty will re-file plans for the site within two weeks, including 58 apartments, 100-plus parking spaces, and ground-floor retail.

Prior designs didn't include parking—which is why PRD sought a variance to build without it—and the building was only six stories; now it will be eight. The proposed rentals will rise on the site of the former Bergen Tile Company.

PRD President Martin Damansky told The Real Deal that it plans to break ground on the project before the end of 2014.
· Developer to refile mixed-use rental plan near Barclays Center [TRD]
· Renderings Show Atlantic Yards' New Dean Street Neighbor [Curbed]
· Charting the Changes Happening Around The Barclays Center [Curbed]
· All 215 Flatbush Avenue coverage [Curbed]

Barclays Center

Atlantic Avenue at Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY