Alloy Moving Ahead With 800-Foot Brooklyn Tower After Lawsuit Settles
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The developer of a planned mixed-use project at 80 Flatbush in Downtown Brooklyn has reached an agreement with local residents who had worked to stop the project through the courts, clearing a path forward for a skyline-altering tower.
Alloy Development settled with 400 & 500 State Street Block Association in Manhattan Supreme Court, Curbed reports. The project features two towers that will reach 840 and 510 feet, respectively. The association filed a lawsuit this summer, claiming that approved upzoning that was allowing the project to go ahead was “unlawful and constitutionally impermissible.”
The City Council approved Alloy’s plans to build two towers at 80 Flatbush a year ago, after the developer agreed to cut its size down by 130K SF and reduce their height, Crain’s New York Business reported at the time.
It appeared as if the project was moving forward, but the association filed suit last July, naming City Council, the City Planning Commission, the New York City Educational Construction Fund and Alloy Development as defendants and calling for the upzoning to be annulled, per Curbed.
Alloy and the association have now fully resolved the dispute, according to a letter Alloy’s attorney wrote to Supreme Court Judge Melissa Crane. Both parties have agreed to stop all action. The project will ultimately feature 900 units, 200 of which will be affordable, along with office and retail space.
Alloy agreed to run air quality monitoring for construction dust throughout construction, to share its construction plans and to run “noise minimization measures,” according to the website.
“We’re pleased to honor our commitment to establish a Community Benefits Agreement with our neighbors,” an Alloy spokesperson said in a statement, adding that demolition is now underway. "We look forward to starting vertical construction next spring, and to ultimately following through on our promise to deliver 200 units of permanently affordable housing and two new public schools in Downtown Brooklyn.”