Empty lots at 210–214 Hegeman Avenue. Image Credit: GoogleMaps
The City Planning Commission approved the construction of 70 new affordable and supportive units in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. On March 8, 2017, the City Planning Commission issued a favorable report on an application by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to designate the properties at 210–214 Hegeman Avenue as an Urban Development Action Area and Project, and for the disposition of the lots. The designation and sale would facilitate the construction of an eight-story, 42,000 square-foot building containing 70 units of affordable and supportive housing. The developer, CAMBA Housing Ventures Inc., is a New York City based nonprofit company that serves more than 45,000 individuals and families each year. (read more…)
Diagram of 376-378 Flushing Avenue. Image Credit: DCP
Planning Commission approves two new residential buildings in northeast Brooklyn with up to 88 affordable units. On March 8, 2017, the City Planning Commission issued a favorable report on an application to construct two new mixed-used buildings opposite of each other on Franklin Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The developer, Riverside Developers USA Inc., requested the upzoning of the two project sites from manufacturing zoning districts to joint residential and commercial zones. The application included a zoning text amendment to designate the two project sites as Mandatory Inclusionary Housing areas. (read more…)
Rendering of proposed building to be built on Teleport Drive, Staten Island. Image Credit: Nicotra Group LLC.
Approval will facilitate the construction of an industrial park with a bank, restaurant, and commercial and medical offices. On February 22, 2017, the City Planning Commission approved an application from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to dispose of city-owned property in the Staten Island Industrial Park. The 8.5-acre lot in question is a largely wooded and undeveloped area. The site does contain two small wetlands totaling 1.5 acres, and is adjacent to the Staten Island Boys Football field and two three-story buildings already owned by the developer. (read more…)
The Red Hook Initiative in Brooklyn. Image Credit: RHICenter.org
City Planning Commission approves legalization and expansion of Red Hook non-profit servicing the needs of the community. On February 22, 2017, the City Planning Commission voted to approve an overbuilt building located at 763 and 767 Hicks Street in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. The site contains two one-story buildings used by the applicant, the Red Hook Initiative. The two addresses total 4,794 square feet and rise to 19 and 21 feet high. Both buildings were zoned M1-1, which allows a maximum of 1.0 floor area ratio. Therefore both buildings were previously used as warehouses prior to the Initiative’s tenancy. (read more…)
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UPDATE: The City Council’s Committee on Finance has scheduled a public hearing for the New Dorp Business Improvement District for February 15, 2017. The hearing will be held in the Committee Room at City Hall at 10:00 AM, and will be chaired by Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.
The below report was originally published on January 11, 2017:
Proposal encompasses 180 businesses, 30 residential units and two government-owned properties. On January 4, 2016, the City Planning Commission approved the Department of Small Business Services’ plan to create the New Dorp Business Improvement District for 180 businesses in Staten Island’s New Dorp neighborhood. The BID would consist of properties along New Dorp Lane and adjacent commercial streets between Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Road. (read more…)