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Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn parking garage may be replaced by a 51-story tower

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The site is part of Tishman Speyer’s $270M Macy’s redevelopment

The garage at 11 Hoyt Street, and Steve Powers’s “Love Letter to Brooklyn” is no more.
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Steve Powers’s “Love Letter to Brooklyn” is gone, and the Downtown Brooklyn parking garage it adorned is too. As if no one saw this coming, the site bound by Fulton, Hoyt, and Livingston streets and Elm Place is being prepared for its new life as home to a 51-story residential building, courtesy of Tishman Speyer. Brownstoner first spotted the filings with the Department of Buildings.

Plans filed last week by architect Hill West indicate that, if approved, the tower will stand 664 feet—taller than The Hub, the borough’s current tallest building, but shorter than the planned supertall at 9 Dekalb—and include 476 condos. The building will also have about 100,000 square feet of retail space.

The building’s 586,000 square feet of residential space will also include amenities a second-floor swimming pool, a squash court, a sauna, and pet care facilities. The building is also poised to have an enclosed parking garage with 150 spaces.

The project is part of Tishman Speyer’s $270 million redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn’s Macy’s. The group has already unveiled plans for The Wheeler, the creative office hub that will occupy the ten-story glass addition that’s coming to the historic Macy’s building.

Tishman Speyer declined to comment.

Update: A previous version of this post noted that the planned tower would include both condo and rental apartments. A rep for Tishman Speyer confirmed that the building will be solely condo. Curbed regrets the error.