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Onetime Brooklyn Heights Hotel Getting Condo Treatment

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An over 100-year-old former hotel building in Brooklyn Heights will soon be converted into a luxury condo building, Crain's reports. It's the first Brooklyn foray for developer DDG, most famous perhaps for their Bluestone-clad building, 12 Warren, in Tribeca. This time around DDG is partnering with Westbrook Partners on converting the former Standish Arms Hotel located at 169 Columbia Heights.

DDG and Westbrook's work has been made easy by the fact the previous owner of the building, Taurus Investment Holdings, had already converted the hotel into luxury rentals in 2008. Now they're set to take an even more luxe avatar as condos.

DDG and Westbrook purchased the property for $60 million last summer, but designs for what the conversion will look like are as yet unavailable. DDG is currently working on four luxury condo developments in the city including a 521-foot tower on the Upper East Side. And Westbrook is most notable for its redevelopment proposal for St. John's Terminal in the West Village.

· Luxury builder to lead condo conversion of former Standish Hotel in Brooklyn Heights [Crain's]
· Jehovah's Witness Brooklyn Heights Hotel is Already Rental [Curbed]