Jehovah's Witnesses sell single-story Dumbo garage
The Jehovah’s Witnesses have sold yet another of their Brooklyn properties as they make their move to upstate New York. This time, it’s a single-story repair garage at 74 Adams Street in Dumbo.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle first reported the sale. The site was purchased by developer Jeffrey Gershon of Hope Street Capital. Gershon has since filed plans with the Department of Buildings to demolish the one-story structure at the site, but it remains to be seen what he will build in its place.
The site is zoned for a 145,000 square-foot, mixed-used development, so Gershon could create apartments, offices, retail, or a combination.
The sale follows the $200 million blockbuster sale of the Witnesses’ Towers building last week. That property is being converted into a luxury senior home courtesy of a Florida-based developer. This latest sale means that the Witnesses now have just a handful of properties left to sell from what was once a massive real estate empire in Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo.