Is Work Starting on the Gowanus Lightstone Project?

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    Gowanus Your Face Off spots construction marking paint around the construction site for the Lightstone project–a proposed 700 rental unit complex in the neighborhood. As GYFO notes, “The exact location of these marks is suspicious; they are confined solely to the two-block parcel of land comprising the Lightstone Group site. The timing is right, too; while previous reports indicated the Lightstone Group would not break ground on the project until ‘late 2013,’ it’s not hard to imagine a scenario in which they decided to get an early start.” Neighbors opposing the project have been calling for a new Urban Land Use Review Procedure hearing. The proposed development last made news when Council Member Brad Lander asked Lightstone to withdraw its plans after neighborhood flooding from Hurricane Sandy. As far as we know, the development plans still have not yet been discussed by the city’s planning commission, which definitely puts a hold on any major building construction.
    Is Construction Set to Begin on the Lightstone Group Condos on Bond Street? [GYFO]

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