NEW YORK | 210 Livingston St | 280 FT | 26 FLOORS


Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | Flatbush Ave Corridor (DoBro + BAM + AY):

The Next Tower To Rise In DoBro Will Be On Livingston Street

Monday, February 24, 2014, by Hana R. Alberts

The Wall Street Journal reports that a yet another new tower is coming to Downtown Brooklyn. Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates are partnering on a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use development that’ll house both rental apartments and retail space. The former 1920s office building at 210 Livingston Street pictured above, catty-corner to Macy’s, has already been demolished and is currently a pile of rubble, but a groundbreaking for the new building has yet to be scheduled. (No new building permit has been filed with the DOB yet.) The owners considered conversion to dorms or offices before settling on apartments, because come on, that’s where the action is.

210 Livingston will join tallboys 388 Bridge Street (complete!), Avalon Willoughby West (under construction), and oh-so-many more towers that are rising in the area. Not to mention the latest news that Junior’s will soon get topped with condos. The neighborhood that never sleeps, DoBro is.


Permits Filed: 280-Foot Rental Tower Coming to 210 Livingston Street, Downtown Brooklyn


210 Livingston Street, old structure (singe demolished) to the right of the blue dot, overhead shot from Bing Maps

Back in February, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates were joining forces to develop a rental tower in downtown Brooklyn, at 210 Livingston Street. Aside from the general bulk (they pegged it at 300,000 square feet), though, scant details were released

Now that a new building permit application has been filed, we can fill in some of the details.

The tower should reach 280 feet into the air, and would have 26 floors of rental apartments and ground-level retail. There would be 349 housing units divided between 310,000 square feet of net residential space, served by 112 garage parking spots. The building would also hold a bit more than 14,000 square feet of commercial space, for a total construction area of 365,000 square feet – a bit more than twice as dense as the office building that was razed to make way for it.

Handel Architects filed for the permit.


[B][U]Benenson, Rose seek $158M construction loan for DoBro tower [/U][/B]

[QUOTE]Benenson Capital Partners and Rose Associates are in line to receive a $158 million construction loan for their upcoming Downtown Brooklyn tower.

The state’s Housing Finance Agency plans to issue bonds for the construction of the 25-story, 368-unit apartment tower at 210 Livingston Street, which JPMorgan will purchase.

Benenson and Rose reckon the tower will cost roughly $236 million to develop. That figure includes hard and soft costs and a developer fee of $4 million. In exchange for the bond financing, the partners agreed to set aside 20 percent of the building’s apartments as affordable housing.[/QUOTE]


At street level


Taken yesterday.

You can see the old macys parking lot in the background under netting to be taken down.

Also found a rendering on buzzbuzzhome




A week ago…










Any updates from the front and back of this project??


These are from 01.19



Thanks for responding tec, if you get a chance please get a more recent update.




Nice pics! Are they from today?


02/08 quick cell phone shots.




Nice update JC!. Just in time for some crane action.