Looks like the Quinlan Development Group is starting to move on its purchase of 153 Remsen Street. The Brooklyn Eagle reports that sidewalk shedding will be erected there soon, a sign that is usually a “prelude for demolition” the paper says. The paper adds that Wi-Pie Pizza at 155 Remsen recently closed as well paving the way for the properties to be developed.
Brooklyn Eagle: The city Buildings Department issued permits on Jan. 10 for sidewalk sheds for 153 Remsen – as well as for 155 and 157 Remsen St., two neighboring five-story residential buildings with retail spaces.
The city requires the installation of sidewalk sheds when a building more than 25 feet high is demolished or a building more than 40 feet high is constructed. Two-story 153 Remsen is 29 feet tall.
Because the buildings are short, they are not subject to a city requirement that’s the cause for many sidewalk sheds’ installation – the one that requires landlords to hire engineers every five years to inspect the facades of buildings more than six stories tall.
The firm also purchased its neighbors 155 and 157 Remsen Street. The Eagle speculated last year that since the buildings sit outside of the Brooklyn Heights historic district, the sky is the limit for any development on that site.