Modular stop? Greenland nixes (?) future pre-fab buildings at Brooklyn site; Forest City warns of layoffs at modular plant
Thus, the 363-unit, 33-story apartment building at Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue, with 50% subsidized units, may stand as the only modular building in Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.
The Real Deal's Katherine Clarke, in Forest City warns of mass layoffs in modular division, disclosed that Forest City's joint venture partner/overseer in the project, the Shanghai government-owned Greenland Holdings, has pulled the plug on any future modular towers.
(Update: one version of the article said that Greenland won't use modular for the remainder of the project, but the latest version said Greenland "likely won't" use modular.)
Nor has Forest City, which in 2014 was "besieged" (according to Gilmartin) with interest from other developers, been able to attract new business to the modular plant.
I wouldn't be surprised if Forest City, using its ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pushed for a government-assisted "demonstration" project to build modular units elsewhere in Brooklyn, or even to keep the plant open for a while.