City officials added the sale of more than a football field’s worth of publicly owned air rights to the Gowanus rezoning application, documents reveal.
Monday morning, a judge lifted a temporary restraining order, which allowed the project to go in front of the commission and enter public review.
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.
A Brooklyn judge decided on Thursday to further study whether the city’s planned Zoom-based ULURP meetings are legal under city law.
A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge said she's leaning toward allowing certification but wants time to read through hundreds of pages of affidavits filed in the case.
We are in the middle of a housing crisis, unemployment is at record highs and many are struggling to pay rent.
Council Speaker Corey Johnson unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would completely overhaul the city’s land use process, which critics have long derided as “broken.”
The neighborhood-wide land use changes will go through the city’s lengthy Uniform Land Use Review Procedure giving the public, local politicians, and planning officials a chance to weigh in on the large-scale proposal.
Residents say virtual ULURP meetings lack transparency and go against the city's charter.