Sunset Park Library Redevelopment Gets Local Community Board Approval

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Community Board 7 voted last week to support the redevelopment of the Sunset Park Library by the neighborhood affordable housing developer Fifth Avenue Committee.

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The Fifth Avenue Committee have proposed to “build a new, nearly 21,000-square-foot branch topped by 49 units of 100% permanently affordable housing—including 9 units reserved for survivors of domestic violence.” Take a look at the full presentation.

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CB 7 voted 25 members for the project, three against, and five abstaining, Brooklyn Daily reports.

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-3-10-32-pmThe project still needs to be approved by the City Council, before any development can take place, and the library will remain open through the Spring 2017, while ULURP takes place. Construction is expected to commence towards the end of 2017, with the new library opening in 2020.

Summaries of the project in EnglishSpanish and Chinese.

All slides from the 11/3/2016 Presentation by Fifth Avenue Committee to CB7 Land Use Committee.

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