The zoning and franchises committee of the New York City Council has approved the 80 Flatbush project in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, US, after its lead developer Alloy Development reduced the height and density of the tower.
During the approval process, 16 out of the 17 committee members voted in favour of the redesigned project. Councilwoman Inez Barron voted against the project.
The revamped design includes a reduction from 1.3 million square feet to 1.1 million square feet. The height of the tower is reduced from 986ft to 845ft, while the floor area has decreased from 18FAR to 15.5FAR, reported commercialobserver.com.
Alloy Development’s new design now features a square diagrid base, which will seamlessly rise into a cylindrical structure.
As per the new design, Flatbush project will feature five buildings, including two historic structures, a school, a new triangular high-rise and a 74-storey monolith.
City councilman Stephen Levin was quoted by the news website as saying: “Alloy had numerous meetings with the community to figure out how to address a lot of these issues that were raised without reducing the height of the towers and density of the proposal.
“To their credit, a lot of objectives were achieved over the last several months through innovative design solutions.”
In addition, the project will now feature 870 residential apartments, instead of 900 units mentioned in the previous design.
However, the new design will affect the 350-seat elementary and high school planned in the previous design by Khalil Gibran International Academy.