The rising Brooklyn skyline is about to get one edifice that leaves the rest in its shadow, at least figuratively. JDS Development Group's planned 1,000-foot mixed-use tower at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn finally has a first rendering courtesy of New York YIMBY that shows off a shiny and slender supertall. The rendering should be taken with a grain of salt, thoughit isn't often, if ever, that the first look at a skyline-changing tower represents what will actually rise. In any case, YIMBY reports that the SHoP-designed tower will stand 90 stories and be composed of 550 residential units and 140,000 square feet of commercial space.
The tower will include the integration of the landmarked Dime Savings Bank, but just how that will work out has yet to be seen. YIMBY also reports that Junior's Most Fabulous Cheesecake and Desserts, which shares a block with the development site, will also be razed in the process. This seems unlikely, though, given the restaurant's full-blown rejection of a $45 million cash offer late last year for the site. No demolition permits are on file with the city for the beloved cheesecake destination. [UPDATE: A rep for the project has confirmed that JDS doesn't own the property Junior's sits on. The restaurant will continue on its merry way dishing up cheesecake.]
Curbed has reached out for a comment from JDS. Stay tuned.
[UPDATE: JDS has declined to comment.]
With writing from Evan Bindelglass.
· 40 Flatbush Ave Ext. Revealed, Brooklyn's First Supertall Skyscraper [YIMBY]
· 1,000-Foot Tower Is Probably Coming to Downtown Brooklyn [Curbed]
· Brooklyn's Rumored 1,000-Foot Tower Teased In New Video [Curbed]
· All 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension coverage [Curbed]