Developer Hudson Companies continues to navigate the tricky waters of public/private development. Last night, Hudson’s controversial plan for the current site of the Brooklyn Heights library branch was approved by Community Board 2, in a vote of 25 to 14.
In theory, Hudson’s proposal for Brooklyn Heights would wed public benefit with private profit — using the current library site to develop market rate condos while also providing a better library branch in Brooklyn Heights, much-needed funds for capital improvements at other branches, and 114 units of affordable housing in Clinton Hill.
CB2’s approval to recommend the plan isn’t the final word. The office of the Brooklyn Borough President has scheduled an August 18 hearing at Borough Hall, and more approvals and hearings with the City Council and Planning Commission will follow.
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Rendering at top right of proposed library tower via Hudson Companies