CB2 Gives Thumbs Up to Dock Street


By a margin of 30 to 7, Community Board 2 voted in front of a full-house to recommend that Dock Street, Two Trees' proposed mixed-use development in Dumbo, be approved; the vote, which carries only advisory weight, was the first step in the ULURP process. The proposal, which was revised significantly after community opposition blocked an earlier version four years ago, carried the day largely, it seems, because of developer Two Trees' crafty decision to include space for a much-needed public school, a project that the city has already set aside $43 million in funding. “When we look at what [the community board] has asked for in the past, the need for a middle school tops that list,” board member Lincoln Restler said. Resident Sidney Meyer, reported the Brooklyn Paper, spoke for many of the people in the room opposing the project when he made the point that, “It’s a mistake to build anything that close to the bridge — it’s an icon for the entire city of New York. A school can be built somewhere else.” The next step in the ULURP process will include a hearing held by the borough president on January 27 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Borough Hall.
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Dock Street Moves Forward — Second Vote on Saturday [Brooklyn Paper]
Full House, No Vote at Dock Street Hearing [Brownstoner]
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The Next Step for Dock Street [Brownstoner]
DOE: It's Time to Examine Dock Street [Brownstoner]
Two Trees Plans Mixed Use Building Next to Bridge [Brownstoner]
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