Update on Empire State Dairy Complex Development in East New York
A hearing will take place Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:30 AM, regarding the Empire State Dairy complex, which sold for $16.75 million in September 2018 to HP Brooklyn Dairy Housing Development Fund Company, a local nonprofit that is part of the nonprofit NYC Housing Partnership, which develops affordable housing.
The public hearing will be held at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, Borough of Manhattan and then followed by a public meeting.
The non-profit wants to construct a 14-story building that will cantilever over the landmarked Empire State Dairy at 2840 Atlantic Avenue. The renderings were posted on the Landmarks Preservation Commission website.
The NYC Housing Partnership acquired the former Empire State Dairy Company complex at 2840 Atlantic Ave. for $16.8 million. The East New York property was reportedly at risk of being demolished before being landmarked in 2017.
A former dairy production facility consisting of Renaissance/Revival style industrial buildings designed by Theobold Engelhardt and built in 1906-07 and Abstracted Classicist style buildings with Secessionist details designed by Otto Strack and built in 1914-15. Application is to modify openings, install infill, remove chimney stack, and allow the proposed building on the non-designated portion of the lot to cantilever over the Landmark site.