The rezoning of Bond Street is happening quicker than anticipated. Many of us in the neighborhood are concerned about the enviromental issues involved in the Toll Brothers Condo Complex. Just to name a few.We are concerned about our health (the site is located on a brownfield),the canal's fragile ecosystem, the fact that the condos are being built in a flood zone with a major sewage problem, the fact that they intend on building before a new flushing tunnel is installed, there is A LOT to be concerned about. This meeting on Monday has some good people attending (see below)I urge anyone who is concerned about this project to attend.

It’s coming and it’s big.577 new apartments on the Gowanus.The Toll Brothers have unveiled their plan for a 605,380 square foot project between Bond and the Gowanus, Carroll and Second Streets.What does it mean for our neighborhood?

Come hear Craig Hammerman (District Manager Community Board 6),
Phil dePaolo(Community Organizer), Tony Avella (City Council member) address our concerned response the Toll Brothers development.

Help plan for the upcoming Public Scoping Meeting at City Planning on 13 March.

Monday, 3 March
Mary Star of the Sea
41 First Street (between Hoyt and Bond)
Community Room


Anonymous said...

Please don't distribute inaccurate numbers as that just causes confusion. The proposal is for 447 Market rate and 130 "affordable" apartments (577 - not 707).

Toll Brother Gowanus Scope

and testify:
Public Heraring

Testimony is not for or against the project but requests that the scope of review should evaluate additional impacted areas beyond what's proposed (the minimum) or the project should be evaluated with more or less program.

This project would be elevated above the flood plain so Bond St. to Gowanus Canal would have parking garage walls at street level - yikes!

What's deemed "affordable" rentals by HPD is higher than the "market" rents on Bond St because it's based on a regional income formula which incudes the upper-income suburbs. Don't be fooled - this is 100% upper income (+$100,000) housing.

Lisanne McT said...

I stand corrected...was late when i posted that..577 is still just as alarming as 707. and i never had any illusions that the "affordable' housing was on a upper income scale, that seems to be a pattern with these places. People who work in the service industry, including teachers are not the type of people who can afford these places.

The elevated bit is indeed scary. Especially if its build by a developer with a history of ignoring enviromental issues.