Closing Bell: Meeting on Methodist Hospital Build Tonight

Interested in learning more about the Methodist Hospital’s plans to demolish several multifamily apartment buildings it owns on 5th Street, in Park Slope, to make way for a new build? The meeting is tonight at the hospital’s Executive Conference room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Construction isn’t expected to begin for at least a year, but the hospital is beginning the process of sharing plans and informing nearby residents. Or as one tipster put it, “Tonight will be the public’s first opportunity to see and understand the magnitude of the NY Methodist construction and demolition project.” This’ll be an interesting meeting, for sure.
Methodist Hospital to Demo, Rebuild in Park Slope [Brownstoner]

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  • it would be a shame if they knocked down those 8’s. why not build on the parking lot behind rite aid?

  • There were six people in the audience at the meeting tonight. I hope there is going to be a greater level of community interest once the hospital’s plans start circulating.

  • The hospital’s ability to demolish several brownstones as of right offers further evidence of the need to prevent Park Slope’s dwindling number of historic row houses from from being destroyed. If the hospital is able to demolish brownstones and erect new buildings as of right, real estate developers can do the same with buildings that are not within the Park Slope Historic District. The handsome historic row houses in our community that are not landmarked are endangered structures that need to be protected. The only way to safeguard them and the attractive appearance of Park Slope is to expand its Historic District.