Testimony, which lasted for nearly three hours, was overwhelmingly against the proposal—45 people spoke at the hearing, with only one person in favor.
Restoration and maintenance of the landmarked church, including the stained glass windows, will be funded by the sale of the air rights and easements.
The first phase of Boerum Hill’s 80 Flatbush development is set to begin construction this summer, with a new school and the city’s “first all-electric residential tower” expected to be complete by 2024.
Of the affordable apartments, there are 35 studios, 65 one-bedroom units, 25 two-bedroom units and a pair of three-bedroom units.
Borough President Eric Adams gave the thumbs down to a proposed 18-story residential building on the site of a drive-through McDonalds at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues, citing the project’s height and density.
A chunk of the building's 254 units are aimed at low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, but unusually, some of the apartments are set aside for households earning as much as $244,200 a year.
The Bedford-Church African Burial Ground Coalition in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 19 hosted a Juneteenth celebration at 2286 Church Avenue, a site where bones of enslaved Africans have been repeatedly found.
The controversial development's affordable units include 12 studios, 30 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units and a single three-bedroom unit.
Construction is set to begin next month on the Atlantic Chestnut project in East New York, with plans to eventually bring 1,165 affordable apartments to the neighborhood.
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.