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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Urban planning
Tthe discipline of land use planning which explores several aspects of the built and social environments of municipalities and communities.

Fort Greene & NYC Neighbors Look to the Future

Start Date: 
November 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Sponsored By: 
Fort Greene Association
Location: 
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
85 South Oxford Street (between Lafayette/Fulton Street)
United States
Description: 

At the Fort Greene Association's November 2016 open meeting, "Fort Greene & NYC Neighbors Look to the Future," representatives from Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and New Yorkers for a Human-Scale City discussed some of the pros and cons of high-rise development in Downtown Brooklyn.

The purpose of the Nov. 13, 2017 meeting is to continue this discussion as it relates to this new proposal for 80 Flatbush Avenue - a 74-story building on a full block site bordering Flatbush, Schermerhorn, State and Third Aves. Concerns include the scale of the project as it abuts a low-rise brownstone neighborhood, the blocking of sight lines of the Williamsburgh Clock Tower, and adverse environmental impacts.

See details of 80 Flatbush developer's plan at www.80Flatbush.com

See Boerum Hill Association's petition against the plan boerumhillassociation.org.
 

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 Land Use Committee

Start Date: 
September 7, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Zoning
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
CNR - CenterLight Health Care Center
727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect Places)
United States
Description: 

The Land Use Committee of Community Board 8 reviews applications for zoning changes, variances,  historic designations, and building permits in historic districts.

The September meeting include a review of a zoning change application from the owners of 587 Bergen Street. The property is currently zoned M1-1 and is vacant. The owners are asking that it instead be included in the boundary of the neighboring R6B zone to allow for the construction of a four-story apartment building. An earlier presentation by the owners indicated the building will contain 26 apartments, with 10 being affordable, and 13 below-ground parking spaces.

Open to: 
General public

Reconsidering Context: New Buildings in Old New York

Start Date: 
May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Zoning
Landmarking
Sponsored By: 
See description below
Location: 
First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street
New York
United States
Description: 

Join the Alliance for a Human Scale City, the Park Slope Civic Council, PHNDC and other sponsors for a lecture by Steven Semes, a leading architectural theorist, for a discussion of his book, The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation.

Steven Semes is the Academic Director of the Rome Studies Program as well as Associate Professor and the Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Notre Dame. His current research focuses on the issue of defining appropriate new architecture in historic settings.

Panelists include Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council; and Richard Cameron, Principal at the design firm Atelier & Co.

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. To register, click here.

Sponsors:

  • Alliance for a Human Scale City
  • Historic Districts Council
  • Landmark West!
  • Brooklyn Heights Association
  • Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Lower East Side Preservation Initiative
  • Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
  • Trebeca Trust\
  • Preservation Leqgue of New York State
  • Save Harlem Now!
  • Park Slope Civic Council
  • Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
  • Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
  • Queens Preservation Society
  • Friends of Lower East Side
  • Soho Alliance

 

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

Green Point Savings Bank building to be demolished for condominium

Posted: October 13, 2015 - 1:05pm

 On Monday, October 12, the web site DNAinfo reported that the City’s Department of Buildings has granted permits for the demolition of the Green Point Savings Bank building at 856 Washington Avenue. Its owner intends to replace the building with a 14-story condominium. The new tower is allowed under the lot's current R8X zoning, which wraps around Washington Avenue from Eastern Parkway.

The Green Point Savings Bank building was designed by architect Francis George Hasselman (1877-1932) and completed in 1928. Hasselman is known for designing Rosemary Hall, ca. 1904, Old Westbury, NY; Anderson Park, ca. 1910, Montclair, NJ; In-the-Oaks, 1923, Asheville, NC; and the Spring Brook House, 1904, Morristown, NJ. The latter two buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues)
United States
Description: 

Community Board meetings are an opportunity for community members to hear about neighborhood developments related to land use, economic development, social services, transportation, open space and more.

The agenda for the April 9 meeting is as follows:

1. Meeting Call to order
 
2. Roll Call
 
3. Acceptance of Minutes
 
4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world's largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.
 
5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).
 
6. Committee Reports:
 
Action Items:
  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • Transportation
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
  • Executive Committee
7. Other Committee Reports:
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services
8. Old Business/New Business
 
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
 
10. Public Comments/Announcements
 
11. Adjournment
 
Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change without notice.

 

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 General Meeting

Start Date: 
November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 represents all of Prospect Heights. General meetings of the Community Board provide an opportunity for community members to become informed as to issues related to land use, transportation, safety and security, economic development and other topics that affect the neighborhood. For more information, please see www.brooklyncb8.org.

Open to: 
General public