Battle of Amity Street Begins
Yesterday morning, an email went out with a number of renderings of the building proposed for 110 Amity Street (Amity and Henry) in Cobble Hill. The email said, in part:
The local community is vehemently opposed to this development that changes the block structure around to create a gated community shoe-horned into the block only to maximize profit. They call it a "mews". The plans will be submitted to CB6 January 3 at 6pm at 250 Baltic Street. Please circulate this and tell everyone you know. Please come if you are able to. Following this meeting, the project is scheduled to be presented for approval at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on January 8 (time to be specified).Back in December, Brownstoner called it a possible "Amity Street Horror." The developer, Time Equities, would put an addition atop an historic 1903 building and build six very large "town houses" next door. Chances on this one getting through unscathed or not causing deep bitterness in the community: Zero.