80 Flatbush Avenue is moving closer to becoming a reality as the drama filled proposed tower has finally been awarded approval by the City Planning Commission after a unanimous vote. The proposal will now seek final approvals by the City Council. 80 Flatbush aims to build a 986' tower which will offer 900 apartments, cultural space, 2 schools and retail. 200 of the apartments will be permanently affordable. 80 Flatbush is being developed by Alloy Development. Skeptics such as Eric Adams, President of the Brooklyn Borough, and public advocate Letitia James have sought a height reduction to 600'.
“Today’s vote reflects the widespread support we’ve received for a rezoning of a wealthy, transit-rich area that supports density,” said Alloy CEO Jared Della Valle. “The consensus among those supporters is that building in Downtown Brooklyn along Flatbush Avenue and across from one of the largest transit hubs in the city to deliver much-needed permanently affordable housing, two public schools and cultural space makes 80 Flatbush a model for thoughtful urban planning and development.”