Friday, March 09, 2007

Quadriad's Williamsburg Presentation Delayed

Turns out that a representative of Quadriad Realty won't be making an appearance at a Community Board meeting in North Brooklyn next week after all. The presentation has been postponed. North Brooklyn community organizers were already trying to turn out community members for the presentation about the proposed Quadriad Realty mega-project on Beford Avenue in Williamsburg. The project's name seems to have morphed into "Quadriad Williamsburgh Terrace" rather than "Williamsburgh Square," but it still would involve multiple highrises and require a rollback of the 2005 rezoning. That plan allowed highrise development on the waterfront, but limited building height "inland." One of the principals in Quadriad Realty is former Bronx Borough President Herman Badillo. Their last community presentation was in April 2006.

Williamsburg's Phillip DePaolo sent out an email earlier this week saying, "We need a large turnout from communities throughout the city. If this developer wins every downzoning past, present and future is at risk!"

The Community Board meeting will still deal with the very interesting topic of post-rezoning issues in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. It will take place on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00PM. The location is 211 Ainslie Street, at the corner of Manhattan Avenue.

(The photo above was one of the painted murals on the side of a building that Quadriad is still trying to aquire for its project, at N. 4th Street and Bedford Avenue.)

Related Posts:
Williamsburg's Highrise Future: The Quadriad Version
Half of Blighted Williamsburg Site Belongs to Highrise Developer

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