Friday, June 22, 2007

Could a Tall-ish Building be Coming to Court Street

There's growing concern on Court Street, where the former International Longshormen's Association Building property at 340 Court Street is said to be in contract. No one has yet confirmed the sale, but the site can support a 13-story building under current zoning. The building, which is between Sackett and Union Streets, is owned by Long Island College Hospital and was recently put on the market. Local residents are pushing for a rezoning that would prevent such "as-of-right" developments that are not in scale with the current neighborhood.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT DOES

THIRTEEN

STORIES

EQUAL

IN

HEIGHT?
DON'T LET EM FOOL YOU/MORATORIUM NOW!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Preworn said...

Maybe not the best post to ask this, but is there a survey of the occupancy or purchase rate of all of these new condos going up? I've seen a lot of them pop up in the neighborhood in the past few years, but they all seem a tad on the empty side. And from what I hear the real dogs in the outlying neighborhoods start out as condos and then degrade to rentals after developers give up on trying to "strike gold" so quickly.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

while 13 stories are possible here, the buildable area is still likited to the F.A.R. under R6 zoning. what's the advantage of going up when you have to build narrower?

9:56 PM  

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