Poplar Precinct Conversion Plan


Brooklyn Eagle: It won’t by NYPD blue, it will be NYPD green, according to Bill Punch, a partner with Maurice Laboz and construction manager. of Regal Investments Inc., the developer of 72 Poplar St. in Brooklyn Heights.

Punch was speaking of the gas lighting planned for the front of the former home of the 84th Police Precinct, which is undergoing a residential conversion and facelift. Its new name will be (appropriately) the Stationhouse Apartments.

The newly-revised plans for the project and a new rendering have been released, as the developers and architect Andrew Fredman prepare to head back to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for final approval.

“The Stationhouse Apartments will come complete with old fashioned NYPD green globe gas lighting at the entrance,” said Punch. “The building will also get a complete facelift to restore it to its original condition.”

The plans for the building and its adjacent carriage house call for approximately 38 rental units — a mix of one- and two-bedrooms — in the 30,000-square-foot building which is three stories in one half and four stories in the other, according to Punch.


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  • nabeguy

    Sounds like a promising plan and I laud the restoration aspects of it…green gaslights indeed! My only disappointment is that the building is now excluded from the list of buildings that was considered as a possible middle school for the area, which is desperately needed. PS 8 is bursting at the seams and it would be nice if the kids, my daughter included, could have a neighborhood option for the next step.