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Greenpoint Landing Public Hearing (10/9)

Tomorrow is the 2nd to last public hearing on Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial St. The City Planning Commission will cast a vote on the project. 

Residents will be able to sign up to speak for 3 minutes each to voice opinions and concerns.

The developer has approval to build 300 market-rate apartments in a 15-story tower at 77 Commercial Street, but still needs approval for necessary zoning modifications in order to build an additional 500 units.

Greenpoint Landing would add 700 units as well as a new public school to the waterfront. The towers are currently above the height allowed by current zoning laws.

Controversy has arisen with regards to the affordable housing units in the building, de-funding of the park project, as well as additional population increases in the neighborhood, and the strain that increase will cause on public transit.

The local organization, Save Greenpoint, is fighting agains the towers, arguing that the development of Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial St will unearth harmful toxic chemicals into the local environment. They warn that residents will be exposed to harmful VOC’s from excavation for 3 years, impacting even indoor air quality.

They are still collecting signatures on this petition, to urge Governor Cuomo and the state to order a comprehensive Environmental Assessment of the redeveloped area before construction begins.

Meeting Info:

Where: Spector Hall, 22 Reade St

When:  10/9 at 10am

Note: From Kim Mason of Save Greenpoint: “If people cannot attend the meeting, they should write letters to Amanda Burden, the Director of City Planning. Her email is aburden [at] planning [dot] nyc [dot] gov.

 

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REMINDER: Public Hearing for Waterfront Development Tonight! (8/13)

Mock-up of the plan for Greenpoint Landing, courtesy of Handel Architects

Have you heard about the approved plan for the Greenpoint Landing development yet? Need another visual? Pretty crazy, right?

Like it or not, the Greenpoint Waterfront will soon be drastically transformed by a 22-acre, 10-tower development.  The plan includes 30- to 40-story buildings, comprising 5,500 apartments, retail space, and a new public school.  If your reaction is one of  shock, outrage, or overwhelming joy (because you love love LOVE condos more than life itself!), now is the time to weigh in on new changes proposed by the developers.

See you TONIGHT (Tuesday August 13th 2013) at 6:30pm for a Public Hearing at Community Board 1, at Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave).

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SAVE THE DATE: PUBLIC HEARING ON GREENPOINT LANDING (8/13)

The ULURP process has begun for the impending Greenpoint Landing development on the Greenpoint waterfront, which is a 22-acre, 10-tower development that will radically impact Greenpoint life as we know it. Just thinking about the G Train with possibly 10,000 new commuters is mind boggling.

Unless we take on the huge task of trying to REZONE the waterfront, as we learned in the recent community workshop, much of the development can be built as-of-right under the 2005 rezoning, but the developer is proposing a few changes that require consideration.

This is where you come in! Come to the Public Hearing!

Tuesday August 13th 2013 at 6:30pm there will be a Public Hearing at Community Board 1, to take place at Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave)

This is the first phase of the ULURP Process and it’s important you come and share your opinion on the proposed changes to the already happening development.

WTF is ULURP? Read this.

Also on 8/20  at 6:30pm there will be a Public Hearing on the 77 Commercial Street Project – another development; and an Informational Presentation on Newtown Barge and Box Street Parks at Automotive High School.

See you there, Greenpoint!

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