Borough President’s Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Public Hearing Next Tuesday, Sept 17

by Ryan Watson on

Earlier this week, Community Board 1 voted on the proposed ULURP requests for Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street. Read a recap of that meeting for details on the vote. However, CB1’s role in the ULURP process is only advisory. The next step in the land use review process is a public hearing held by the Bourough President’s Office. In order to express our voice as a community, it’s crucial that we stay engaged in this process. The details of that meeting (and a pdf of the Public Notice) are below:

What: ULURP Public Hearing
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 5:00pm (Items 2 & 3 on the agenda)
Location: Borough President’s Court Room, Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201)

Greenpoint Landing / 77 Commercial Bourough President’s Public Hearing Notice

Greenpoint Landing:

In the matter of applications submitted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Greenpoint Landing Associates LLC pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State and Section 197-c of the New York City Charter for: a) the designation of property located at 16 DuPont Street and 219 West Street as an Urban Development Action Area and an Urban Development Action Area for such area; b) zoning text amendments to modify height and setback, lot coverage and yard controls for a 640 seat public school and exempt such floor school space from definition of floor area; and, c) for the disposition of such property to a developer to facilitate development of 431 units of affordable housing, 276 units of market rate housing, and 1.4 acres of new parkland.

77 Commercial Street:

In the matter of an application submitted by Waterview at Greenpoint LLC pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter for the granting of a zoning text amendment to transfer development rights from an intended park space, a special permit pursuant to Section 62-836 of the Zoning Resolution to modify the height and setback requirements of Section 62-341 and Section 62-354 in connection with a proposed mixed-use development consisting of 720 units (200 of which affordable) and nearly 26,000 square feet of commercial, more than 6,000 square feet of community facility and 320 affordable parking spaces and more than 35,000 square feet of waterfront public access and publicly accessible upland connections on property located at 77 Commercial Street.

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.