Tag: development

Downtown Brooklyn’s Edison Building to be considered for landmark status

edison building on adams street

Feb. 14, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to add the Brooklyn Edison Building at 345 Adams St. to its calendar for possible designation as an individual landmark, triggering a public hearing on the proposal.

City’s proposed zoning amendment sparks debate, Brooklyn residents raise concerns about reduced community input


Feb. 13, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith A change to city rules that would allow up to 250-unit, 250-foot-tall residential developments to be built without going through the city’s environmental review process was largely met with support at a public hearing Wednesday. However, Brooklyn was heavily represented in those who spoke against the proposal, with speakers…
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Landmarks rejects townhouse proposal pitched for Brooklyn Heights’ historic Grace Court


Feb. 2, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith A Greek Revival-style townhouse pitched to rise on a garden lot on Brooklyn Heights’ historic Grace Court was roundly rejected by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday for being out of character, out of proportion, and “the visual equivalent of a defensive crouch,” according to one commissioner. At issue was also whether the lot, one of 10 street-facing backyards attached to Remsen Street houses that have provided greenery and open space along Grace Court for more than 170 years, should be developed at all or preserved. The backyard lot in question at 39…
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