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Brooklyn's LICH megaproject barrels forward with plans for 28-story tower

A 28-story building will rise on Hicks Street near Atlantic Avenue

Courtesy of YIMBY via Google Maps

Just a few weeks ago, Fortis Property Group announced it would proceed with the as-of-right plan for the former Long Island College Hospital site in Brooklyn—i.e., moving forward without rezoning (and the affordable housing that may have brought to the project)—thus ending a long and tumultuous battle between the developers and the Cobble Hill community.

And the developer wasted no time in getting things going at the site: Earlier this month, Fortis officially filed plans for two mid-rise buildings on the much-fussed over site. And as YIMBY reports, there’s more where that came from: Fortis has now submitted applications for another 28-story building on the site, this one at 339 Hicks Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Streets.

The tallest of the three projects so far (the first two buildings, at 350 Hicks and 347 Hicks, are slated to be 17 and 15 stories, respectively), this latest development would have 110 apartments, and is likely to be condos. Designed by Goldstein, Hill and West Architects, the building is set to have a whole spread of amenities on the cellar levels, including a pool, a gym, storage, and bike parking, plus two “unspecified amenity spaces” on the first floor (dog spa?). A handful of the units on the upper floors would have private terraces, and there’ll be a shared roof terrace planned for the 20th floor.

Other Fortis projects on the site: the landmarked Pohlemus building, which is being converted into 17 condos priced between $1.6 and $6.5 million, plus seven adjacent townhouses along Amity Street, which will start at a fat $6 million. In addition to all that, the developer is partnering with NYU to build a new emergency center on the same lot as 339 Hicks at the corner of Atlantic Avenue.