Slate’s proposal to upzone DoBro site slammed as “outrageous”

The firm's proposed 40-story tower faces opposition from local community

Sep.September 27, 2018 11:30 AM

A rendering of 570 Fulton Street (Credit: Slate Property Group via YIMBY)

UPDATED, Sept. 27, 3:14 p.m.: Another downtown Brooklyn development is facing opposition.

This time, it’s Slate Property Group’s proposed 40-story tower on Fulton Street, the Brooklyn Paper reported. Community Board 2 has criticized the planned project, which requires the site to be upzoned — and is currently moving through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review process.

“This upzoning is outrageous, and we’re always faced with this. I think we should really take a stand,” CB2 member Carolyn Hubbard-Kamunanwire told the paper. “No developer comes and says, ‘We’re going to build something the way it should be built.’”

Plans call for a 558-foot mixed-use tower at 570 Fulton Street with 139 apartments, about 40 of which will be below market rate.

The nearby Ingersoll Houses Tenants Association said the project would be a boost for necessary affordable housing in the area.

“We need affordable housing. We need space for local businesses. We need jobs,” said Darold Burgess, the association’s president. “This building delivers for us, and is no bigger than other buildings right next door. What’s the problem?”

Members of CB2’s land use committee rejected the rezoning application five to one, with one abstention. The application will move to the full board, to cast an advisory vote. It will eventually wind its way to the City Council, and finally Mayor De Blasio. [BP] — Meenal Vamburkar

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