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Google Earth aerial showing possible tower location (CityRealty) Google Earth aerial showing possible tower location (CityRealty)
Yesterday, building permits were filed to build a 34-floor residential tower on Downtown Brooklyn’s Long Island University campus. The 11-acre campus sprawls across a superblock bounded by Flatbush Avenue Ext., Dekalb Avenue, Ashland Place, and Willoughby Street. The permit was filed under the campus’ primary address of 61 Dekalb Avenue, thus making it difficult to pinpoint the exact location of the proposed tower.
The most obvious development site is the large parking lot at the corner of Ashland Place and Dekalb Avenue. Some supporting evidence may be that a separate, but related permit was filed at the site to construct a two-story, 534-car garage with offices on the first floor and an athletic playing field on the roof. Presumably, the proposed garage would replace the removed spots from the current lot, and the building would adjoin a recently-built athletic center with a track and tennis courts on its roof.
61 Dekalb Avenue Parking lot at the corner of Dekalb Avenue and Ashland Place
The residential permit shows that Perkins Eastman Architects are the applicants of record. The building will span 370,960 zoning square feet of residential floor area, making for an average apartment size of 800 square feet. The floor schedule shows amenities will include bicycle parking, lounges, an exercise room, yoga room, kid’s room, and a common terrace on the 22nd floor. Also listed is a ground floor loading dock and a “residential spectator’s area” spanning the second floor.
Long Island University (CityRealty)
The property owner is simply listed as Long Island University, but given their inexperience developing high-rise residential towers, it is likely that a separate developer is bringing the project to fruition. In 2015, the university announced that the nearby Paramount Theater will be restored through a lease to Paramount Events Center, a partnership headed by Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, and Onexim Sports and Entertainment. Forest City Ratner (now Forest City Realty Trust) developed DKLB BKLN at 80 Dekalb Avenue in 2010, located directly across from LIU.
LIU Rendering of Paramount Theater restoration

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