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Brooklyn Hospital Plans to Sell Maynard Building and Develop New Facility

By Janet Upadhye | May 20, 2015 10:07am
 The hospital would develop a new facility on their parking lot on DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place.
The hospital would develop a new facility on their parking lot on DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place.
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FORT GREENE — The Brooklyn Hospital Center plans to sell one of its medical buildings and use the proceeds to develop a new facility on its parking lot as part of a "master plan" set on increasing services.

Plans are in the works to sell the hospital's Maynard Building, at 240 Willoughby St., according to a presentation given at a recent Community Advisory Board meeting by the hospital's Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning Joan Clark.

Proceeds from the sale could go toward building a new 155,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Center, with medical offices and labs, on top of the parking lot at DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place, according to a source.

The Maynard Building, a 21-story high-rise, currently houses the center's Internal Medicine Department and Vascular services and labs, according to the TBHC's website.

Clark announced that TBHC has been speaking to private developers and decided it's a good time to get a good price for the Maynard Building.

The building offers sweeping views of Manhattan, the East River and Fort Greene Park, she said.

A request for proposals was issued last year to scout buyers for Maynard and a developer for the parking lot, and Clark said that Long Island University, which is located across from the hospital, might partner with TBHC in the process.

The university did not respond to a request for comment.

A developer has not yet been chosen and a spokeswoman for TBHC said the plan has been put on hold for the time being.

“The Brooklyn Hospital Center issued an RFP last year, received proposals, discussed them and put the project on the backburner," she said.

"While we continue to explore various possibilities with respect to our campus, including the parking lot, there are no definitive plans at this time.”