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Plans Filed For Controversial Brooklyn Heights Library Tower

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It looks as if the redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is going to move forward quickly, now that the project has gotten City Council approval. YIMBY reports that the developer behind the controversial project, Hudson Companies, has filed plans with the city for the 36-story tower, which will have residences and amenity spaces, along with a new library.

The plans filed confirm much of what we already knew about the controversial development—it'll rise 36 stories, it'll be designed by Marvel Architects, and it'll have a brand-new library at its base—while also revealing a few new things. For one, the building will have 276,662 square feet of residential space, along with approximately 17,000 square feet for the new library (which will include meeting space and reading rooms). Update: As a commenter astutely points out, this is smaller than we'd last reported—the City Council approved a library space that measured 26,620 square feet.

Condos will make up much of the 409-foot tower, and will begin on the second floor of the building; there'll be 134 of those units, including top-floor penthouses. The building will also have amenities like a screening room and a fitness center.

Marvel will also design two buildings in Clinton Hill holding 114 units of affordable housing, which are also being developed by Hudson Companies.

Update: A spokesperson from Councilman Stephen Levin's office reached out to Curbed to confirm that the library will, in fact, have 26,620 square feet of space; approximately 10,000 square feet will be below-grade, in addition to what's reported in the DOB filings. Curbed regrets the error.
· Hudson Files For Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment, 1 Clinton Street [YIMBY]
· Controversial Brooklyn Library Plan Gets City Council Approval [Curbed]
· All Brooklyn Heights Library coverage [Curbed]
· All Brooklyn Public Library coverage [Curbed]