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Chetrit, Somerset are selling site of Bronx megaproject to Brookfield Developers planned to build 1,300 market-rate rental units

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After years of planning, Somerset Partners and the Chetrit Group are walking away from one of the most ambitious real estate projects in the history of the Bronx.

The partners are selling their development sites at 101 Lincoln Avenue and 2401 Third Avenue to Brookfield Property Partners for $165 million, the New York Post reported.

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ers with 1,300 market-rate rental units on the sites, which sit next to the Harlem River in Mott Haven. They paid $58 million to acquire the sites, public records show. The developers first filed plans in 2015, and were in the market for a $500 million construction loan for the project, which was expected to cost around $600 million.

The Post reported that Brookfield will likely “tweak” the development’s design. Cushman Wakefield brokered the sale.

The project became notorious in 2015 when Chetrit and Somerset hosted a “Bronx is burning”-themed party with celebrities like Carmelo Anthony and Kendall Jenner at the site, drawing criticism from then-City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, among others.  The developers’ attempts to rename the neighborhood “Piano District” with the help of giant billboards also didn’t go down well with many locals.

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