Permitting the sale of one long-vacant lot (by the Carroll Gardens Association) will permanently preserve 28 units of low-income housing, and two much-loved community gardens.
Statement to Brooklyn Community Board 6’s Economic/Waterfront/Community Development & Housing Committee
Monday January 11, 2016
This evening representatives for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. (CGA) will present a proposal to amend a project previously approved by Brooklyn Community Board 6, including an amended Land Disposition Agreement and Urban Development Action Area Plan (UDAAP). The proposal is subject to approval by the New York City Council and the Mayor.
The proposal would allow the Carroll Gardens Association to sell the long-vacant, 1,991 square foot vacant lot located at 163 Columbia Street (between Kane and Degraw Streets) to Avery Hall Investments, for redevelopment as a four-unit, market-rate residential building, pursuant to the existing zoning.
Allowing this sale will enable the CGA to permanently preserves 28 units of affordable housing for low-income families, and explore the preservation and creation of additional affordable housing. It also helps us to achieve the permanent preservation of two much-loved community gardens on Columbia Street. Read more »