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NYC Council Hearing on 13-15 Greenpoint Ave Text Amendment

May 16, 2017 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 am

13-15 Greenpoint Avenue facing Transmitter Park

The campaign to protect Transmitter Park from the effects of 11-story building be proposed and spawned by a zoning text amendment is entering its final round. The NYC Council Zoning & Franchises Subcommittee is holding a hearing on this application.  Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park will be testifying supporting modifications to this amendment to mitigate the huge imposing impact the out-of-scale building will have on the park.  *** We need the community there to reinforce these recommendations to help soften the blow on the ground ***

Though the City Planning Commission delivered a power blow against these recommendations, local councilman Steve Levin has provided some hope that much of them could be included in the final outcome.

The City Council Zoning & Franchises Subcommittee will be holding a hearing on this application and accepting testimony.  FWTP fully intends to attend and speak. We as strong turnout from the community to join in with either testifying or supporting the speakers. Each speaker is allotted 3 minutes to speak.
This Tuesday, 5/16 at 9:30am
250 Broadway, 16th Floor (committee conference room)
Allow extra time to get through building security and to sign up for speaking if you want to do that.
As reported recently, the City Planning Commission ruled that the developers are not required to implement any of the modifications the community and the Boro Pres requested.
However, they are still allowed to implement them. Steve Levin has indicated the developers have continued to offer some of what they put on the table:
– Building set back from the park to 20′-30’
– Green tree barrier separating the property from the park – extending the entire length – including the commercial space
– Tree and ground cover plantings between park border barrier and the building
– Park fiduciary requirement
We want to speak to protecting this park and ensuring these elements are implemented ! BUT, we must go further. These things will not fully protect the passive natural sanctity of park enough.
– The barrier must be a solid wall to fully feel the separation between the two spaces – public & private ( and Parks must remove their fence so it all works together visually )
– The anticipated intense din from outdoor diners must be muffled with a pergola and outdoor music precluded
– The roof of the commercial space (for residents) must have 6’ tall plantings on the park facing edge
– No individual HVAC units – central system only to keep this noise minimal
We have such an incredible lack of open space in our neighborhood. It must be treasured and not abused.
Let’s protect it.
Hope to see you there Tuesday.

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May 16, 2017
5:30 am - 7:30 am


NYC City Council Committee Room
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007 United States
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