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These Two Towers Could Rise on Kent Avenue Winery Site

A long-stalled site at 420-430 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg is on the road to de-zombiefication, and it's new life might look something like the rendering above. Brownstoner unearthed the image, which was published in a Yiddish newspaper back in 2006 when the plans for the project, located on the old Kedem Winery site, were first approved. In June, the owner was seeking to renew the 2006 permit to build an 18-story and a 24-story tower with a total of 413 apartments, 20 percent of which would be affordable. The 2.8-acre waterfront site is not far from Domino, and since City Planning approved the zoning changes in 2006, a developer could very well move forward with this design.

In August, the Real Deal reported that former governor Eliot Spitzer was close to purchasing the site from current owner Rector Hylan, who bought the land in 2003 for $11.3 million. However, no sale has yet gone through. If Spitzer does buy it, though, this will be his second major real estate move in the last year; his company dropped a whopping $88 million on a site in the Hudson Yards Special District in December.
· What Could Sprout at Stalled Kedem Winery Site in South Williamsburg ['Stoner]
· North Brooklyn Waterfront May Get Lots of Affordable Housing [Curbed]