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1160 Flushing Avenue Update 06/30/23

Bushwick Commercial Proposal Heads to City Council

The City Planning Commission (CPC) has approved an application for a 9-story, commercial development, proposed at 1160 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Submitted by Totem Brooklyn, it requests a zoning map amendment, which is required in order to facilitate the project. The application will now be sent to the City Council for further review. Following the City Council's vote, the application will be sent to the NYC Mayor's Office, where it will either be granted a final stamp of approval or vetoed.

The proposed development plans call for two separate structures; a 9-story rise, and a single-story section, connected by a cellar level. Although this configuration sounds a bit unusual, the buildings would offer square feet of retail space, spanning the entirety of the smaller structure, and the bottom two floors (+ the cellar) of the larger one. The resulting layout would create a little alleyway, lined with shops and complete with public seating.

In addition to retail, the larger building would feature 40,732 square feet of light industrial space (occupying most of the 2nd floor and all of the 3rd), and square feet of leasable office area (spanning floors 3 through 9).

If the requested zoning changes are approved, an existing industrial building would have to be demolished at the site in order to make way for the new development. Now that Totem's application is in the final stages of the public review process, approval could realistically take as little as 1-2 months if all goes smoothly.

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