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Jehovah's Witnesses DUMBO Rec Center Could Become Luxury High-Rise

 The Jehovah's Witnesses have listed 69 Adams Street, a four-story recreational building with a rooftop tennis court and 84-space garage, on the Watchtower Real Estate website.
The Jehovah's Witnesses have listed 69 Adams Street, a four-story recreational building with a rooftop tennis court and 84-space garage, on the Watchtower Real Estate website.
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DUMBO —The latest Jehovah’s Witnesses building to go on the market in DUMBO could soon be home to a new luxury high-rise.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have placed 69 Adams St., a four-story recreational building with a rooftop tennis court and an 84-car parking garage, on their Watchtower Real Estate website.

“Watchtower is pleased to present for sale 69 Adams, a 157,410 Sq. Ft. development opportunity adjacent to the iconic Manhattan Bridge, in the destination neighborhood of DUMBO,” reads the listing, which was recently posted on Watchtower Real Estate.

The 17,490-square-foot mixed-use site sits just outside of DUMBO’s historic district, and its zoning designation allows for as-of-right development of a new luxury residential tower with commercial, community and retail space, according to Watchtower.

While Watchtower did not say how tall a new developer would be able to build, the listing says a new tower would feature scenic views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and Midtown skyscrapers.

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A rendering shows the outline of a potential luxury high-rise at 69 Adams Street. Credit: Watchtower Real Estate.

The property runs along 103 feet of Front Street, one of DUMBO’s main pedestrian and retail passageways.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are currently selling of their property in Brooklyn as the group moves its headquarters upstate to Warwick.

Another property at 107 Columbia Heights was listed last month, the same week that the Witnesses reached a deal on the sale of two massive properties nearby: the iconic Watchtower building at 25-30 Columbia Heights and the massive lot at 85 Jay St.

And earlier this month, the organization closed on the $105 million sale of 124 Columbia Heights, a 10-story residential building on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, who first reported the story.

Construction of the new headquarters is expected to be completed by September, according to the Watchtower.

A Watchtower spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.