Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural district, which includes the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has plans to grow, according to the New York Post.
“Downtown Brooklyn has very quickly become one of the city’s most vibrant cultural destinations and an exciting place to live,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg has previously said.
Now, development team Gotham Organization and DT Salazar, Inc. want to build 600 apartments and a new “cultural, community and commercial space” in the district, says the Post. The parcel is bounded by Fulton Street, Rockwell Place and Ashland Place, and the residential side will have about 300 affordable units.
On Flatbush Avenue and Ashland Place, developer Two Trees Management Co., has begun the public review process on a 32-story, 300-plus-unit apartment tower that will also include cultural and community space and a public plaza.
According to the Post, until Thursday, the city was accepting proposals from developers looking to bring new life to a city-owned site lot at Ashland Place and Lafayette Avenue.