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May 1, 2007

The Fort Greene/Clinton Hill rezoning, 80-foot height limits, and Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder examines the difference between NY City's and NY State's conception of contextual development:

What's wrong with this picture, from the Atlantic Yards Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which shows projected views from the south side of Dean Street between Sixth and Carlton Avenues? Nothing, according to the Empire State Development Corporation's (ESDC) Atlantic Yards review.

However, a proposed city rezoning of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, adjacent to Prospect Heights and to the northeast corner of the Atlantic Yards site, proposes 80-foot height limits.

This comes in reaction to out-of-scale buildings of 11 to 13 stories that themselves represent far less dramatic change than that proposed in Atlantic Yards, with a 272-foot building (Building 15, at far left above) next to low-rise residential buildings at the northeast corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue and far taller buildings adjacent and nearby.

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NoLandGrab: You gotta love how Gehry Partners ripped off Jonathan Barkey's photos and took the credit.

Posted by lumi at May 1, 2007 9:39 AM