Bay News excerpt -
Work is set to begin soon on a controversial tower in Sheepshead Bay.
A row of vacant buildings on Sheepshead Bay Road will be demolished
within the next few days in first phase of construction of a new
300-foot residential tower. A spokesman for one of the developers said
the demolition will start as soon as the Department of Buildings issues
“We expect it any day and will move forward shortly thereafter,” said Muss Development spokesman Jeff Kay.
The plans for the as-of-right project — which became public in September
— include 250 units and 176 parking spots on an area that is nearly the
size of five football fields. Amenities for the tower residents will
include storage space, a bike room, a tenant’s lounge, and a playroom.
The area underneath the demolished buildings will serve as a walkway to
The developers — Muss Development and AvalonBay Communities — bought
the two adjacent sites near the intersection of Voorhies Avenue and
Sheepshead Bay Road back in July, and Kay said the construction will
start soon after the demolition.