SPR attorneys recently served as environmental counsel to Acumen Capital Partners in its acquisition of the former Pfizer manufacturing facility in Brooklyn. The plant, comprising 660,000 square feet, had been vacant since Pfizer operations ceased there in 2008. Pfizer traces its corporate origins to the neighborhood, having commenced its operations there in 1849.
Plans for the property include conversion to light industrial and commercial uses. Acumen seeks to incorporate environmental sustainability into its redevelopment projects, and is known for constructing a rooftop farm comprising 43,000 square feet on another former industrial property in Long Island City. Five acres of undeveloped property remain north of the former Pfizer plant, which Pfizer has envisioned for potential development as affordable housing.
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