Testimony, which lasted for nearly three hours, was overwhelmingly against the proposal—45 people spoke at the hearing, with only one person in favor.
Community Board 9 in Crown Heights voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to disapprove a controversial development near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, citing the potential harm the building would cause to the garden’s plant life.
Citing the difficulties of accessing virtual community meetings for those without Internet access, a Brooklyn judge upheld a temporary restraining order against the controversial Spice Factory rezoning.
A recent virtual public meeting about the controversial development was capped at only 100 participants although 50,000 people signed a petition opposing the towers.
Roughly 100 people were present for the virtual meeting, which presented updated plans for towers proposed to stand at 960 Franklin Avenue, site of the Consumers Park Brewing Company and more recently a spice factory.
City Planning formally kicked off the lengthy rezoning process of 960 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights on Monday -- but the proposal was quickly met with fierce opposition.
A Brooklyn judge tossed a temporary restraining order that was halting progress on the controversial Spice Factory development.
A Kings County Supreme Court judge granted a temporary restraining order halting the certification of a controversial Crown Heights rezoning that neighborhood activists allege skipped out on crucial community input.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden leaders are fighting back against a proposed new development that would block crucial morning sunlight to its gardens and greenhouses.
A Brooklyn Botanic Garden horticulturalist warns the shadows from a proposed development will devastate the collection of rare and exotic plants, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.