The last year has been somewhat tumultuous for 319 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn, which was originally set to be developed a mysterious “SC Nevins LLC.” In April, it was announced that Adam America and the Naveh Shuster Group purchased the site, likely for over $30 million, and with the new ownership comes a new design, which YIMBY can now reveal thanks to a watchful tipster.
Per Crain’s, the new building will measure 87,445 square feet, and hold 21 stories of condominiums. The Schedule A indicates there will be retail on the ground floor, with 65 units above. The tower will have three units on both the second and third floors, and four each from levels 4 through 15. Floors 16 through 20 will have two residences apiece, while the 21st story will be a full-floor penthouse.
Old plans had already been plastered to the site’s construction fencing by the time it changed hands, and the original project was going to stand 18 stories tall. DOB applications were first submitted way back in November of 2007, but construction permits were just issued for the site last month.
The developers previously told Crain’s they intend to “break ground immediately” and with the new plans already posted on-site, it would appear that construction is about to begin. Alexander Soskin of A&D Engineering PLLC is listed as the applicant on a few of the new permits, but YIMBY speculates that Adam America favorite Issac & Stern is behind the design, as the first look matches the aesthetic prevalent in the firm’s dozens of other projects currently in-development across New York City.
With construction already beginning and permits active, completion is likely by 2017. The vicinity will change drastically in the next two years, and nearby projects with delivery dates before or around then include 333 Schermerhorn, 33 Bond Street, and 61 Bond Street.