The Times Catches Up on Dock Street


A little late to the party, The Times finally gives some column inchage today to the Dock Street story. To summarize: After community resistance in 2004, Two Trees went back to the drawing board on its plans for a mixed-use building just to the north of the Brooklyn Bridge between Front and Water Streets. It returned last year with a design that shifted the tower portion further away from the bridge and, in a brilliant political twist, included space for a badly needed public school. Now public opinion on the 335-unit project is split roughly into three groups: Those who firmly oppose the project on the grounds that it is out-of-context and infringes on the historic Brooklyn Bridge; those who support the project for the school and for the added residential density it would bring to the neighborhood; and those who feel somewhat ambivalent, but think it's probably okay. With Community Board 2's recent vote in favor of the proposal, it now heads to the Borough President's office later this month as the next step in the ULURP process.
Is a New School in Brooklyn Is Worth Blocking the View [NY Times]
CB2 Gives Thumbs Up to Dock Street [Brownstoner]
CB2 To Vote Tonight on Dock Street [Brownstoner] GMAP
Dock Street Moves Forward — Second Vote on Saturday [Brooklyn Paper]
Full House, No Vote at Dock Street Hearing [Brownstoner]
How Does Dock Street Stack Up? [Brownstoner]
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]
Dock Street Plans (Marina and All) Go 3D [Brownstoner]
Dock Street Protesters: 20% There on Signatures [Brownstoner]

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