Dim Hopes for CNR’s Senior Center

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As we mentioned last week, CNR Healthcare was hoping to get special upzoning and build an outsized supportive services facility on Lefferts Place in Clinton Hill. At a community meeting held last Thursday with politicians who supported the idea, locals fought back passionately, according to The New York Times. Our concern isn’t with the low-income housing for seniors; the project itself is an amazing and important project, said John Katsos, president of the civic association. We just feel that a project at that size and design is not inclusive of the community. Rezoning will set a bad precedent by opening up the entire block to massive development, and we’re all private residents. In the face of community backlash, the politicians wobbled, and CNR said that it would not pursue the development project without support from the community. We have to go back, assess what we learned tonight and figure out what our next steps are, said Mitch Korbey, a lawyer representing CNR. GMAP
Prospects Dimming for Lefferts Senior Complex [The Local, NYT]
Meeting About Special Lefferts Rezoning Request Tonight [Brownstoner]
Lefferts Place Threatened by Healthcare Developer [Brownstoner]

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