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Plans Filed For Controversial Brooklyn Heights Library Tower



It looks as if the redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is going to move forward quickly, now that the project has gotten City Council approval. YIMBY reports that the developer behind the controversial project, Hudson Companies, has filed plans with the city for the 36-story tower, which will have residences and amenity spaces, along with a new library.

The plans filed confirm much of what we already knew about the controversial development—it'll rise 36 stories, it'll be designed by Marvel Architects, and it'll have a brand-new library at its base—while also revealing a few new things. For one, the building will have 276,662 square feet of residential space, along with approximately 17,000 square feet for the new library (which will include meeting space and reading rooms). Update: As a commenter astutely points out, this is smaller than we'd last reported—the City Council approved a library space that measured 26,620 square feet.

[]Condos will make up much of the 409-foot tower.[/b]
 

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moving forward following legal shenanigans:

TRD: Judge closes book on Brooklyn Heights library, condo lawsuit

A state Supreme Court judge dismissed an effort by community activists to halt the Brooklyn Heights library redevelopment project, which includes a 36-story condominium.

Hudson Companies head David Kramer said the decision means the developer can move forward with relocating the library to its interim location this month.
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now truly (hopefully) moving forward!

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articl...oklyn-heights-library-paving-way-luxury-tower

The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) gave its official approval on Friday to the much-contested demolition of the Brooklyn Heights Library building at 280 Cadman Plaza West.

A spokesperson for developer Hudson Companies told the Brooklyn Eagle that interior demolition is scheduled to start next week, and exterior demolition is scheduled to start the last week in March.
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It's about time! That library is empty and just waiting for a demolition crew.
 

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