June 21, 2006
W'BURG SOAR POINT
Though ours is bigger than theirs, Williamsburg joins Atlantic Yards in the race for over-development with a hedgerow of 28 towers, plus an additional four next door. The rub is that this section of Williamsburg was DOWNZONED last year in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning plan, in hopes of protecting the existing residential neighborhood.
NoLandGrab: The Williamsburg proposal, presented by Quadriad Realty Partners, would require a local zoning change. Bruce Ratner circumvented all local zoning for Atlantic Yards by getting NY State to take over the project.
Posted by lumi at June 21, 2006 6:38 AM