Sunday, January 27, 2013
BSA shoots down parking plan!
From the Times Ledger:
The city has shot down a grocer’s plan to put a parking lot on the roof of his store in parking-starved downtown Flushing.
The owners of New York Mart, at the corner of Bowne Street and Roosevelt Avenue, sought permission from the city to turn their roof into a lot that would hold 49 cars. But the city Board of Standards and Appeals recently denied the request, TimesLedger Newspapers learned.
The BSA confirmed that the application had been denied, but has not yet written a report detailing the reasons for turning down the application, known as a special permit. Palatnik said his client is considering all options in the wake of the decision. One of those options would be to appeal the BSA’s ruling, according to board policy.
In October, the owners presented plans to CB 7, which voted to approve the application on several conditions.
The application was then approved by Borough President Helen Marshall before moving on to the BSA.