Crown Heights Board Shoots Down Towers Next To Botanic Gardens

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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