Review from the Land Use, ULURP & Landmarks Meeting

by Ryan Watson on

On September 5, Community Board 1’s (CB1) Land Use, ULURP & Landmarks sub-committee held a meeting and public hearing. The two items on the agenda were the regarding: a) a special permit to build a full-service gym at 910 Manhattan Avenue, and; b) to turn the 2576 block of McGuiness Ave (between Greenpoint and Calyer) into a R7A in order to build a 6-8 story housing unit with approximately 140 units (20% of which would be low-income housing).

The primary public concerns about the full-service gym were the hours of operation. The primary public concerns about the housing unit were the toll it would take on public sewers and services; the truck congestion and pedestrian safety on McGuiness Ave; and the effect, if any, it would have on neighboring buildings.

The sub-committee will take another vote on these issues at the main CB1 meeting on September 12, 2012 at 6:30pm at 211 Ainslie Street.

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Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

Originally from Los Angeles, Ryan is a relatively new but very proud resident of Greenpoint. He was drawn to Greenpoint by the strong sense of community and history of local activism. Ryan can be found at North Brooklyn Farms, the urban farm at the Domino Sugar Factory, which he co-founded or working in the 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.