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Large, Disputed Development Could Come To Park Slope, Tenants Say

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Brooklyn, NY —Patch learned that a large development project could come to Park Slope, which has had a significant impact on the sadness of neighboring tenants.

Earlier this week Marvel Architects (Bedford Union Armory and Brooklyn Naval Cemetery Fame) and Stella Management Permission submitted 309 Worked with the Housing and Architecture Bureau for a modest 6-story, 6-household residential building on 10th Street.

Part of the land between 9th and 10th Avenues near Fifth Avenue, this address already has a large L-shaped apartment managed by Stella, known as the Prospect Tower.

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However, a few minutes of the December 16 meeting between the Prospect Towers Tenant Association and Stella Management show that a much larger project may be underway.

(In response, Marvel told Patch to direct questions about the project to Stella. Patch repeatedly contacted Stella, but did not receive a reply.)

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The plan presented by Stellar includes two multipurpose buildings of approximately 18 stories, according to the minutes provided to Patch by members of the Tenant Association’s board of directors.

According to the note, the proposed development is the equivalent of 9th Avenue with 200 units of 10th Avenue with affordable residential and commercial space, as well as units reserved for the elderly. Includes a residential tower of the size of.

According to the note, members of Stella’s team, including Vice President of Development and long-time building managers at Towers, attended the meeting, as well as Chairman, Vice President, and Treasury of the Tenant Association’s board of directors.

According to the note, the proposed multipurpose building plan could involve zoning changes, paving an informal dog run running on 10th Avenue and two parking lots, with 100 to 45 parking spaces. Reduce to.

Construction will begin in early 2023 and will take up to two years to complete, the memo said. Long land use review process..

A long-time tenant who demanded anonymity to protect her work told Patch that most Prospect Tower residents did not support the project.

“None of us took it positively,” she said of the residents’ reaction to the plan. “I understand the importance of progress and change, but this is really a mess in our lives.”

She said the biggest concern among tenants was the loss of construction and parking, especially for many older people in the building.

“Life under construction isn’t good. When it’s done, you’re basically living right above a brick wall,” she adds, on the 9th Avenue side, adjacent to some of the Prospect Tower’s inhabitants. He hinted at a plan to build a tower. balcony.

Management said it would pay for off-site parking under construction, but long-time tenants may not work for some seniors who rely on having cars nearby, inside the building. He said it would be more complicated as more people and fewer places.

Tenants also raised previous concerns Proceedings against the landlord.. In 2017, 59 tenants spanning 15 buildings, including the Prospect Tower, claimed to have raised rents for refurbishments that the landlord had never done, offering stable rents that were not actually offered. Claimed to have collected tax credits for.

“I’m just worried,” the tenant said of the management company. “They usually don’t come.”

Long-time residents added that while it was important to build new affordable homes, she believed that it should not be a substitute for support for current residents.

“The building is old and there is a plumbing emergency at least once a month,” said the tenant.

According to the note, the plan presented by Stella in December is likely to include zoning changes, so the landlord is seeking support from current residents and offers incentives such as community room upgrades. I am.

However, residents are trying to minimize the impact of the plan on tenants and neighbors, long-time tenants said.

Tenants do not have an official voice in the land-use review process, but she explained that they could try to get support from community committees and city council members.

“We are working on holding several meetings about books,” she said.

Meanwhile, long-time tenants believe that plans to build a six-story apartment that wasn’t approved as of Thursday are just an attempt by developers to step into the door prior to the necessary zoning changes. Said that.

“They applied for the right now without changing the zoning, but if they changed the zoning, it would be easy to revise the building permit,” she said.

“The fact that they did this shouldn’t come as a shock to us, but it did.”


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