Cobble Hill

Amity Street Development Turned Back By LPC

From The Brooklyn Paper City rejects historic housing planBy Mike McLaughlinThe Brooklyn Paper The city Landmarks Preservation Commission shot down a controversial plan to build a row of new, gated-off townhouses in the Cobble Hill Historic District.The commission disapproved of almost all elements of the plan that called for converting the historic Lamm Institute at […]

Best of 2007: Brooklyn CM Bill De Blasio Supports Special Limited Height Restriction in Cobble Hill Historic District

An addition atop the former Independence Bank Building on the corner of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue in the Cobble Hill Historic District proposed by developer Two Trees caused quite a stir this year. After some design modifications, the LPC approved the proposal but the plan still required several zoning waivers from the City Planning […]

Fighting to Preserve Height Limits on Atlantic Avenue

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Hills & Gardens Fighting to Protect Height LimitBy Trudy Whitmanpublished online 08-16-2007 The advent of Trader Joe’s to Cobble Hill was announced last month by Brooklyn Borough Hall with much fanfare. The popular food emporium chain will take up residence at the former Independence Saving Bank building, at the corner […]

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We’re not asking the Citry to Draw the line, we’re asking them to enforce it

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Dateline : Thursday, July 19, 2007Nabe Says No Trader For Extra Height By Phil Guie Besides a Trader Joe’s, Downtown Brooklyn may be getting something else: A six-story, combination residential and retail development that would exceed the height restrictions currently in place.It was announced last week that the popular supermarket […]

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Community Board Continues to Fight Proposed Development of landmark building

06/25/2007Historic district shielded By Gary Buiso Without discussion, Community Board 6 last week unanimously turned its nose up at a luxury condo development that would rupture the height limitations imposed by a historic district. The board agreed with its Land Use Committee, who previously voted to reject Two Trees Management’s proposal for 130 Court Street, […]

Cobble Hill Community Board Rejects “Modern” Townhouses on Design

From Courier-Life 03/23/2007Raspberry for tony townhouses – Land Use Committee doesn’t welcome Columbia St. planBy Gary Buiso Maybe Brooklyn just isn’t ready for the “Guggenheim” just yet. Community Board 6 last week turned away a variance request seeking approval to construct three modern townhouses on a vacant lot, a proposal the applicant compared to the […]

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