Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wise vote in Brooklyn

A developer’s bid to build a seven-story condo building over Hank’s Saloon in Boerum Hill was unanimously blocked last Wednesday by Community Board 2.

Hung over at Hank’s

The proposed tower at the corner of Atlantic and Third avenues requires three zoning changes before it could be built — and all three were rejected in the board’s vote.

The city Board of Standards and Appeals will have the final say later this summer.

Current zoning allows for a four-story, 6,600-square-foot residential building — but developers Emily Fisher and Rolf Grimsted said they need more than double that square-footage to cover increased construction costs for their high-end “green” building.

I guess "building green" is the latest "hardship".

From webchango on Flickr

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As I always said to Queens residents, if you want to see real community boards, go to another boro.

Kudos for them.