Saturday, May 26, 2007

Planning Commission Approves Fifth Avenue Supportive Housing

The City Planning Commission has approved the Fifth Avenue Committee’s plan for affordable, supportive housing at 575 5th Avenue. The plan has some opposition in the community, but had also won a large number of supporters. Borough President Marty Markowitz had opposed it and there is some sentiment among observers that it was because the Fifth Avenue Committee has been an opponent of the Atlantic Yards development. The project would include 49 units of affordable, supportive housing for low-income community residents and formerly homeless individuals at 575 5th Avenue in South Park Slope, Brooklyn. The building will include on-site social services, 24 hour front desk security and a garden. The development now faces a hearing before the City Council's Land Use Committee.

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