Locals Plan Town Hall Meeting With Borough President on High-Rise Development in PLG

Community group Prospect East Network has arranged a town hall meeting with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams about high-rise development near Prospect Park in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

PEN has said it wants Hudson Companies to lower the height of its planned 23-story tower at 626 Flatbush to nine stories, which it says is “the current zoning limit for new development in all the other neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park,” and make 30 percent of the units affordable. They also want to downzone Flatbush and Ocean avenues so new developments would not rise higher than 80 feet.

When we stopped by a week ago at 626 Flatbush, above, the site had been cleared but construction had not yet started. The planned development is as-of-right, which means it complies with existing zoning and does not need any variances.

The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 pm on Monday, April 7 at the John Hus Moravian Church at 153 Ocean Avenue. Locals are also planning a prayer vigil before the meeting, at 6:15 pm in front of 626 Flatbush Avenue. Click through to the jump to see the meeting flyer and another photo of the building site.



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