Yesterday the LPC considered plans for two very hot properties in Brooklyn: The empty lot at 27 Cranberry, in Brooklyn Heights, as well as the huge empty lot in Fort Greene where a new version of a development that’s been in the works for awhile, Carlton Mews, is planned. The vote on 27 Cranberry, which Curbed also covered, wasn’t official, but the LPC gave a thumbs-down to the current iteration of a design for a townhouse on the site (rendered above left). Here’s what Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney said in written testimony: “It’s time for a major rethinking.” The design was also called “wholly inappropriate,” “an institutional building” and “aggressive.” (At least one neighbor isn’t too keen on it, either.) The five, two-family townhouse project in Fort Greene, meanwhile, wasn’t officially voted on either, but an LPC spokesperson says “the commissioners generally thought they are on the right track, and asked for revisions to the design and materials.” The owner of the site, which runs from Carlton to Adelphi Avenues between Dekalb and Willoughby Avenues, says the Cartlon Mews renderings presented yesterday to the LPC are “a little different (more traditional)” than the ones pictured above, but there are still five townhouses. A return date has not been set for either application.
LPC Considering New Heights Building Tomorrow [Brownstoner]
The NEW Carlton Mews Revealed [Brownstoner]