Hearing On Calko Medical Center Next Week, Protest This Thursday

[Update 2:15 p.m.] The hearing on Calko Medical Center’s parking spots is NOT today. As it says on the flier, the meeting will be NEXT Tuesday, October 18. 2011 at 2:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused.

The Calko Medical Center, which is currently being built on Bay Parkway and 60th Street, continues to draw the ire of residents and elected officials alike.

Back in August, we reported on the developer’s plans to reduce the number of parking spaces, as well as the civic backlash it had begun to create in this already parking spot-deprived neighborhood.

Parishioners at Saint Athanasius had organized a bus to lower Manhattan, in order to make their presence felt at a hearing on the parking changes.

Then in September, we told you about how City Councilman David Greenfield had come out against the proposal, which would decrease the amount of parking in the facility by nearly half.

According to fliers posted around the neighborhood, there will be another BSA hearing on the changes to Calko’s parking capacity today next Tuesday at 40 Rector Street in Manhattan, at around 2:00 p.m.

Also, a protest in front of the medical center is apparently being planned for this Thursday, October 13, at 2:30 p.m.