Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mayor de Blasio’s Brooklyn housing plan is building big worries

Critics of mayor’s development plan worry that hulking buildings will overwhelm neighborhoods. Above, rendering of Domino’s sugar plant project.Mayor de Blasio’s Brooklyn housing plan is building big worries  - NY Daily News

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Mayor de Blasio's ambitious housing plan is now towering over the city — and after the approval of a massive development in Brooklyn, some advocates and preservationists are cowering in its shadow.

Their concern is this: Will de Blasio's promise to let developers build larger and taller in exchange for creating affordable housing overwhelm neighborhoods with hulking buildings that hurt the quality of life?

"Hopefully new affordable housing can be created without necessarily requiring a massive scale of construction to do so," said Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation