Sales Begin at Brooklyn’s Biggest Condo Conversion
September 7, 2007
While Starrett City’s uncertain future as a middle-class enclave has been grabbing media attention, condo sales have quietly begun at a neighboring former Mitchell-Lama. Sales began this week at East New York’s MeadowWood at Gateway, a sprawling rental complex that used to be known as Fairfield Towers. Nearly 1,000 units are up for grabs, making the property Brooklyn’s largest condo conversion. According to a press release, the apartments are going for between $100,000 and $340,000, though they’ll be offered at a discount to current residents. Taconic Investment Partners and Apollo Real Estate Advisors purchased the complex last year and pledged to put $40 million into rehabbing it. (The condos are being sold by Fillmore Real Estate, which has yet to add the listings to its website.) In light of Starrett City’s possible shift to market-rate rentals, it’ll be interesting to see whether buyers jump at the option to own at a nearby property.
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Photo from Taconicinvestments.com