A site to advocate for the future of our neighborhood
Many of you know the Long Island College Hospital campus is in the process of being sold to a development group named Fortis. Their plans for the site include the option of 20, 30, and 40 story towers. Needless to say, many of us in Cobble Hill find this simply inappropriate for a tiny residential neighborhood like ours. Cobble Hill is is a quiet, landmarked neighborhood that preserves historic New York. Towers will destroy the neighborhood as we know it, or as Brad Lander, our City Councilman said, “The proposals are deeply disturbing to most neighbors, and for good reason: they are dramatically out-of-scale with the Cobble Hill community."
This site is offered as a place to share news and information, to organize, and show our unified desire to save Cobble Hill irresponsible development. And here's what we want.
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WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE PLANNING AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING COBBLE HILL
UPDATE: 10/20/18: We have not been posting news for quite a while, but we're still here! The latest news is that the CHA is holding a meeting Thursday, Oct 25th, because Fortis wants to put a 9 ft. wall "adjacent to Amity Street so they can put a swimming pool back there. That's right. Here is the info:
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00PM
PS 15 Auditorium , 71 Sullivan St. in Red Hook
"The CHA urges community members to attend Community Board 6 (CB6) Landmarks & Land Use Committee Meeting next Thursday evening (10/25), at which Fortis is scheduled to present its plan to build a 9 foot high wall along the landmarked Amity Street portion of its 347 Henry Street project. Email them at CHA@cobblehill.nyc for more info.
Let us say it right upfront: we want responsible planning. We’re not against development. In fact we support responsible development that takes into the account the people who live here. And we support affordable housing 100%. But downtown Brooklyn schools and streets are choking from over-development. Though some people try to characterize Cobble Hill as an elite neighborhood where people, somehow, “deserve” to be thrown in the shadow of condo towers, the reality is many of us grew up in affordable housing…
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