BP MARKOWITZ CONGRATULATES PARK SLOPE COMMUNITY ON LOCAL ZONING VICTORY
“I congratulate the South Park Slope Community Group, the South Park Slope 15th Street Subcommittee, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights, and all the individual Brooklynites and organizations who have devoted their time and energy to ensuring that smart development is the rule in South Park Slope and Greenwood Heights—in this instance presenting an informed case to the City to successfully prevent a developer from continuing construction on a proposed 11-story structure at 182 15th Street in Park Slope.
These residents have shown real ‘Brooklyn Attitude,’ and have been vigilant in insisting that both the letter and spirit of the area’s zoning changes are adhered to. The rezoning of this area has been a model of collaboration and cooperation, allowing for necessary increased capacity along main boulevards like 4th Avenue, while also preserving nearby residential neighborhoods.
I commend the City’s Board of Standards and Appeals for recognizing that Brooklyn is facing challenges as well as benefits during this period of historic growth, and for taking the time to attend to the details of this case and unanimously vote against the developer’s vesting application.
This is a shining example of what Brooklynites can accomplish when they put their heart and soul into smart planning for our city’s inevitable population growth and bright future.
Like all Brooklynites, I want what is best for our future, and planning ahead is what the zoning process is all about. When residents, City agencies, and public officials work together, we ensure that developers remain in compliance, and that our neighborhoods grow in ways that will benefit all of us and our children for many years to come.”
— Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz