CB 2 Land Use Committee Votes Against Proposed Development at 80 Flatbush

The proposed building site. Photo by Susan De Vries


It was a very quick vote.

Of the 11 members of the CB 2 Land Use Committee who were present Wednesday night at their monthly meeting, 10 voted to reject the proposal for the controversial development at 80 Flatbush Avenue. One member abstained.

The vote is part of the official public review process, or ULURP.

Two committee members made comments after the vote last night, and they were brief. Both made clear that they felt the location of 80 Flatbush was actually in Boerum Hill, not Downtown Brooklyn. Indeed, 80 Flatbush is in Boerum Hill, as the decades-old map of the Boerum Hill Association shows.

However, for the purposes of zoning, the development is located in the Downtown Brooklyn Special District, as the Environmental Impact Statement notes.

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Image via Alloy Development

“I walked down that block, I looked at the context,” said one committee member. “That is Boerum Hill.”

The second committee member focused more directly on the purpose of the Environmental Impact Statement, noting that the assessment is of a neighborhood that is “self-defined,” not taking into account where it actually stands.

“Do project location facts matter in this analysis?” he asked.

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The proposed building site. Photo by Susan De Vries

Representatives for Alloy Development were present at the meeting.

Borough President Eric Adams will next conduct a public hearing regarding 80 Flatbush on April 30 as part of the ULURP process but will hold his vote until CB 2 makes their final recommendation at their next general meeting on May 9.

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