Brooklyn Developers Propose Massive Real Estate Project Above Boro Park Underground Railroad
By: Boropark24 staff
Every once in a while, Boro Park pedestrians witness old-fashioned locomotives lugging dozens of tankers over the underground railroad tracks which run diagonally underground through town. With space at a premium, Brooklyn Yards Development LLC is proposing to build a massive housing project above the tracks, supported by a platform.
Meir David Tabak and Meyer Lebovits filed a land-use application for a 267-unit project, which will take up 335,000 square feet of space, to be built in the area of 59th and 60th street, between 14th and 16th Avenues. The total of fourteen buildings would encompass a mix of residential and commercial space.
The project would be built in three phases. It would begin with the erection of the platforms, and move from there to building the individual structures. The project would be completed in the year 2030.