Permits have been pre-filed for a 14-story hotel at 186 Remsen Street in the Brooklyn Heights historic district of Brooklyn. Saint Louis-based HOK, the largest architecture firm in the US, will be responsible for the design. Located right across from Brooklyn Borough Hall, the site will have access to a plethora of transit options. Within just three to four blocks, guests can find the A, C, F, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.
Demolition permits have not been filed for the existing structure. It is a historic Romanesque Revival building completed in 1887, and within the domain of the LPC. Considering that context, HOK will likely need to go before the commission to receive approval.
Brownstoner covered the history of the building in 2012, revealing it to be the second oldest building in the then-new Skyscraper Historic District, surpassed only by Borough Hall. The design was very common throughout the neighborhood at the time it was built.
The 185-foot tall structure will yield 58,900 square feet and adding 37 guest rooms to the district. The building will include eating and drinking establishments on the ground floor, second floor, and floors eight through ten. Floors eleven through fourteen will each by occupied by a single hotel room.
Streeteasy has reported that the building rights were transferred in November of 2015 at a cost of $0. Upventures LLC is listed as responsible for the development.
The estimated completion date has not been announced