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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Williamsburg Towers

From onNYturf:

developer Quadriad is pushing a plan to put 28 towers in the middle of Williamsburg. Quadriad is seeking a rezoning of the special low rise area that was created as part of last years waterfront rezoning. This is not insignificant. If the city were to reverse course on last year's zoning deal, it would render all such other deals around the city meaningless. Other community groups negotiating over the zoning in their areas should be watching this proposal closely. To bring this to light onNYTurf takes a look at that plan with new renderings and a map.


  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    as someone in the onNYturf comments wrote,

    There is a lot to lose in these blocks that is worth saving- a carpet depot that employs over 100 people, two high end art shippers that employ 70 people collectively, a national design company that employs 30 people, asian food distributors that employ 50 people, etc. Not to mention an affordable housing complex, Northside Gardens.

    Upzoning the area dramatically (up to 11 or 12 FAR! more dense than Atlantic Yards!) is not a recipe for a healthy, stable community.


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