Fortis Property Group is proposing to build an as-of-right 260,000 square-foot student dormitory on the corner of Henry and Amity Streets, in Cobble Hill, according to Politico. The developer acquired the Long Island College Hospital complex from SUNY for $240 million, and is currently seeking a rezoning for the property, which would include senior housing, park space, and a public school. Fortis has also drafted plans for an as-of-right 35-story residential tower in addition to the dormitory, which would have hundreds of beds. Fortis’ plans for a five-story medical facility and eight townhouses have already been filed with the DOB.
Two days ago, YIMBY reported on filings for seven townhouses at 90-96 Amity Street, in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood, and now it appears that number will increase by one. Yesterday, additional applications were filed for a home at 88 Amity Street, which will match its neighbors in terms of scope, measuring about 4,000 square feet. Romines Architecture is the architect of record, while Fortis Property Group is the developer. A closed hospital building must first be demolished before work can begin.
Fortis Property Group will spend the next year or two haggling with the city and the Cobble Hill community over its plan to build towers as tall as 40 stories on the former Long Island College Hospital campus. But in the meantime, the developer is moving forward with smaller pieces of the project, by filing plans for a new crop of townhouses at 88 Amity Street, between Henry and Hicks Streets.
Back in June, YIMBY reported on filings to convert the eight-story Polhemus Building at 350 Henry Street, in Cobble Hill, into 17 residential units. Since the building is landmarked, approval from the LPC is required, and according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, plans have received the green light. The units will likely be condos, averaging a spacious 2,520 square feet apiece in the 43,187 square-foot structure. Fortis Property Group is developing, and BKSK Architects is designing.
Last week, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new building coming to 70 Atlantic Avenue, in Cobble Hill, at a site formerly known as 339 Hicks Street. It currently houses a building for Long Island College Hospital, but that will soon be demolished to make way for an NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Clinic, which we can now reveal.