A controversial plan to build two apartment towers next to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has gotten its first official “no” vote in the city’s review process.
Community Board 9 voted Wednesday against the 960 Franklin Ave. rezoning proposal, which would change zoning rules to make way for a building with two more than 30-story towers and 1,578 apartments.
The project has faced stark backlash including two lawsuits since it was first unveiled two years ago given the harmful shadows the building would cast on the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, as well as a nearby playground and local college, and the level of affordability of its apartments.
Community Board 9 voted against two controversial apartment towers that developers hope to build near the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.
Community Board 9 voted against two controversial apartment towers that developers hope to build near the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. (Community Board 9 Presentation.) CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN A controversial plan […]
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