After receiving more than 300 letters against the development, LPC commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a new building that will replace open space around the landmarked Hebron School.
Despite massive public opposition to the development on a landmarked site, LPC commissioners said the design is on the right track but needs tweaking.
Discussion among the commissioners was long and detailed, laying out a series of objections to the proposal.
Forty-three people provided testimony at the public hearing, with all but one speaking against the proposed development.
At a community board meeting Thursday, roughly 30 people spoke -- a combination of concerned residents, congregation members and elected officials.
The proposed seven-story, 180-unit modern building would be 30 percent affordable and fund the church’s restoration and its religious school.
The Reformed Church of South Bushwick's white clapboard Greek Revival church with steeple is a distinctive sight on Bushwick Avenue, harkening back to a time when the area was dotted with farms.
A brick apartment building with a fresh design will replace a church parking lot on Grand Avenue and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, a new rendering posted on the construction fence shows.
A rare and distinctive late Victorian Romanesque Revival building, part of a complex of three, may soon lose its roof and historic character to development.
More than eight years ago, leaks at the Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope caused a portion of the ceiling to collapse.