Park Slope Vue Petition Endorsed by Community Board
That petition about the quality of life and development issues surround the Park Slope VUE at 162 16th Street was taken to Community Board 7 this week and the board is reported to hve voted unanimously to endorse the petition. Activist Aaron Brashear has sent out this email:
Bo Samajopoulos, representing the Concerned Citizens of the South Slope community group, gave testimony in regs to the on-going quality of life issues surrounding the development of 162 16th Street (aka the VUE) and the long-standing illegal work on the site that has continued for 3 + years...[The community] is asserting the DOB has willingly worked with the developer (Issac Katan)/architect (Bricolage Design) to "fix in the mix" any outstanding issues with the project. It is possible some of these issues (many dealing with open space=less FAR=less stories on the building) were never correct prior to the rezoning in November 2005, thus the building is illegal and should have 5 floors take off. Bo's testimony, as well the the petition, is asking for help and oversight from CB7 and all local and State elected officials.More to follow.
On behalf of CB7, Randy Peers, CB7 chair, accepted the 200+ written and on-line signatures. While there was some discussion about the petition, the Board unanimously voted to endorse the petition.