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First residences of Brooklyn’s LICH redevelopment, revealed

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The pricey townhouses will rise next to the Polhemus Building in Cobble Hill

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Polhemus Building in Cobble Hill. Once part of the larger Long Island College Hospital complex, the 19th-century Beaux Arts structure is, like the rest of the campus, destined for a transformation into housing. But while much of the surrounding megaproject-to-be is still mired in controversy—neighborhood NIMBYs and developer Fortis Property Group are still battling over plans for the larger LICH redevelopment—the condo conversion of Polhemus was approved last year, and has been moving steadily along ever since. A plan for several townhouses, due to sit next to the historic building, was also approved last fall.

One sign that the development is getting closer to becoming a reality: a teaser site for what’s being called the Polhemus Townhouses is officially live. Thanks to an information blast from Million Dollar Listing star Fredrik Eklund (whose Eklund Gomes team will be marketing the properties, along with Greg Williamson and Alex Maroni of Douglas Elliman), Curbed also has new renderings of those townhouses, along with new details on the development.

The development, which will stretch for much of the length of Amity Street, will be made up of the 17 condos within the Polhemus Building, along with eight townhouses that’ll rise next to it. The renderings seen here are of the townhouses, which will be—no surprises here—quite fancy, with private parking, outdoor spaces, enormous double-height "great rooms," and more. Two of ‘em, called the Garden and Terrace houses, will be extra-extra-fancy with more square footage, an abundance of terraces, and more.

The landmarked Polhemus Building, meanwhile, will be home to a bunch of amenities—a rooftop park, yoga studio, and fitness center among them—which townhouse residents can access for a fee. None of this will come cheap: The condos will be priced from $1.6 million to $6.5 million, and the townhouses will start at a whopping $6 million and go up to $8.5 million. According to Eklund, sales are due to launch sometime this fall.