CB2 Says Dock Street Design is “Too Tall”

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After being postponed due to time on Wednesday night, two Community Board subcommittees met in the following days to vote on various aspects of Two Trees' proposed Dock Street development in Dumbo. On Thursday, the youth, education and cultural affairs committee voted made a unanimous recommendation to support the inclusion of a public middle school in the mixed-use development; on Saturday, however, the land use committee voted 7-6 against the current design. “It’s too tall — that’s the only problem, it’s too tall,” said board member Sophie Truslow. The committee then voted 10-1 to support a rezoning of the site to allow for a 75-foot-tall building, a limitation that Two Trees' attorning Ken Fisher told the Brooklyn Paper would make the project “completely unfeasible.” Jed Walentas tried to keep the door open to a smaller modification: “If the community asked us to make the building a little shorter, we’d be happy to consider it before the application completes the process,” he said. The Community Board executive committee will make a final vote on the project in January before it moves on to the Borough President's office as part of the ULURP process.
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DOE: It's Time to Examine Dock Street [Brownstoner]
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