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Sheepshead Bay Station Plaza Renderings
Posted By Ned Berke On July 9, 2008 @ 5:11 pm In Real Estate | 23 Comments
Someone pointed me to the artistic renderings for Sheepshead Bay Station Plaza, the enormous shopping center being built by Acadia Realty and PA Associates practically right next door to the train station. The architectural firm on the project is GreenbergFarrow.
I’ll let the renderings speak for themselves — the fantasy of it should be obvious to anyone familiar with the Bay. Apparently the artist is a master of the abstract or surreal schools of art.
Anyway, here’s the details from PA Assoc.’s website:
Sheepshead Bay Station Plaza is bringing modern, multi-level retail to the affluent neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. With 240,000 square feet of brand new retail on four floors, and parking for approximately 750 cars, this new shopping experience will have a mix of local and national retailers. Located on Sheepshead Bay Road at Voorhies Avenue, directly across from Exit 8 of the Belt Parkway, the shopping center is also adjacent to the elevated subway station served by the B and Q trains.
From GreenbergFarrow’s website:
Station Plaza at Sheepshead Bay Road will house upward of 335,000 square feet of retail including a number of possible mixed-use additions as well as a multi-level parking deck on this 2.34-acre site. To maximize store frontage and visibility, a proposed private street connecting Voorhies Avenue and Sheepshead Bay Road will be planned into the Station Plaza site.
Note the differing square footage. This might be because none of the plans are real yet. While it’s nice to see what might be there, Carolyn Malinsky of PA Associates told me, “These are just artistic renderings” and the company has no concrete plans yet. No tenants, no finalized architectural plans, no certainty of use. We’re still waiting to hear back from Acadia to see what they have to say.
Here’s what the proposed square footage translates into:
According to Brian Hanson, who brokered the $20 million sale of the property, the zoning is as-of-right whether the square footage is 335,000 or 240,000, so no variances will be needed. Given the current zoning and FAR for the area, it can be up to 340,000 square footage, all commercial or a mixture of residential and commercial.
Either way, this illustrates enormous plans for the property, and a big change to the view from the subway platform. I don’t know if this is good news or bad news; certainly the current buildings there aren’t very pretty, but is the Bay really clamoring for more retail space?
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