Review from the Land Use, ULURP & Landmarks Meetingby 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.