Locals are scrambling to save what remains of a historic Brooklyn warehouse before its new owner, the United Parcel Service, razes it to the ground.
Some longtime Gowanus residents oppose skyscrapers in the area and questioned why building heights have doubled from 14 to 30 stories in the proposed rezoning.
If public approval is not granted for a rezoning of what was once the Consumer’s Park Brewing Company, the buildings can be no more than 70 feet tall with about 581 apartments instead of 1,590.
Local activists decided to stage their own public meeting when they were not getting any answers to their questions Wednesday night.
The rezoning from industrial to residential is expected to allow 30-story apartment buildings around the canal and be a bonanza for current owners of industrial property in the area.
At a public hearing Tuesday morning, Councilmember Stephen Levin asked both the developers of 80 Flatbush and the community advocates: Is there a way to strike a balance?
When we last checked in on 80 Flatbush Avenue, local residents were concerned about the height of one of the two proposed towers.
Local group Fort Greene Association hosted the community meeting Monday night to discuss the proposal for 80 Flatbush Avenue ahead of the expected public review process.
Save the View Now returns to court.
Mayor de Blasio has won.
He and the City Council have hammered out a compromise on the mayor’s contentious affordable housing plan — the one some Brooklyn residents feared would wreck their neighborhoods with tall buildings and out-of-control rents. Now the City Council is expected to vote yes on it next week, according to the New York Times.
Read on for more details.