The Walentases' dream of building a large mixed-use development on Dock Street in Dumbo near (too near, opponents say) the Brooklyn Bridge got a boost last month when the Department of Education included the public middle school component in its five-year capital plan— a move cheered by many parents of small children in the area. Plenty of locals and preservationists, however, continue to oppose the 400-unit project, mostly on the grounds that it crowds the historic Brooklyn Bridge. All sides will get a chance to air their views two weeks from now at the first of what is bound to be a long series of public hearings on the project. On December 17, Community Board 2 will host an event at the LIU Health Sciences Center, Room 107, at 6 p.m. that will specifically consider the school proposal as well as a mix of zoning amendments and special permits needed to proceed with the development.
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