What if Trump wants to build ‘Trump-branded’ apartments?
The Hill’s Michael S. Biesecker reports on the latest developments on the Trump-branded apartment project that was approved for the city of Brookhaven.
The Hill: Trump-owned apartments would be built in Brookhaven, a state with a population of about 3 million, according to the state’s planning commission.
The developers are seeking to build a 20-story tower and two apartment buildings at the site.
Brookhaven is in the heart of Lakeland, a county that includes the city.
It’s also home to about 100,000 residents, according the U.S. Census Bureau.
The development would be on the edge of Brookmont Park, a community with more than 100,00 residents.
Trump plans to build 1,100 apartments and retail, with the largest apartments likely in the first floor of the tower, the commission said in a report to the planning commission on Monday.
A total of 8,000 people live in the city, which is about 5 percent of the entire population of the city and about 6 percent of Brookhampton’s total population.
The city has a population density of roughly 13,000.
Brookmont’s mayor said the city is supportive of the project, noting that its residents have been clamoring for a Trump-themed building for a long time.
“It’s a wonderful thing for the community, it’s a great thing for our region,” Mayor J.C. McDaniel said.
Trump’s name would be engraved on the facade of the new building, which would be designed by renowned architect Thomas M. Barrack and include a restaurant, a spa, a fitness center and a rooftop pool.
Barracks has been working on a Trump tower in Manhattan.
Trump said in May that he planned to move to Brookhaven to build the Trump Tower.
He said the project would cost about $1 billion.
But he has not given a timeline for its construction.
The site of the Trump tower is shown in the Brookhaven Town Hall in Brookmont, Ill., March 25, 2018.
The proposal for the tower and apartments was submitted to the city’s planning department last month.
At a commission meeting on Tuesday, Brookhaven’s director of planning and zoning, Daniel K. Kline, said the proposal was being considered for approval.
He added that the city had no further comment.
Brookfield Mayor John W. Daley said the town is supportive and appreciates the opportunity to work with the developer to create a vibrant and beautiful community.
“We are eager to help this project grow,” Daley wrote in an email.
“The proposal was submitted in May of this year and is in its early stages, so we cannot provide any additional details at this time.”
The building would be the tallest tower in Brookfield Park.
The current tallest building is a 765-foot tower at the former U. S. Steel plant in Brookville, Ill.
Dolan, the developer, told the commission he is hoping to have the tower completed in 2020.
The proposed project would be among a few that have been approved in the Chicago suburbs.
A developer is also building a 662-foot apartment tower in the Rockford-area town of Glenview, Ill.; the tower would include a hotel, a gym and a hotel parking lot.
The developer, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., submitted plans for a tower at its new site in Lake Forest, Ill; the project is being considered as part of a redevelopment of a former steel plant.
The Rockford development is also being considered.
In Chicago, developer Tom Condon’s proposal to build condominiums on the site of a World War II-era industrial plant at 15th Street and East Michigan Avenue has been rejected by the city planning commission for lack of zoning.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the development would include 1,200 units of affordable housing, with rents starting at $1,400 per month.
The Tribune said the developer’s application was not subject to a public hearing, which could have affected the city council’s decision.
In addition, the project’s height would have exceeded the existing height limit on the city zoning board.