Following a postponement due to weather, Community Board 15 will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday evening, and two major items are on the agenda for a public hearing.
The Board will meet at 7:00pm at Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard) in the faculty dining room.
The Board is considering an application for a zoning text amendment from the City Planning Commission to permit food stores inside the landlmarked Lundy’s building. Food markets are currently prohibited, and we summarized the proposal back in December, when the public hearing was originally slated to be held before a postponement.
The other major item on the agenda is an application to reopen and amend the variance that allowed for the construction of Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza. Its construction in the 1990s following a contentious zoning fight ultimately won by the developer, allowing him to build a structure far exceeding the area’s zoning. Now, claiming financial losses stemming from Superstorm Sandy, the landlord is asking to expand the variance, allowing them to build a 10,000-square-foot floor on top of the existing structure, which will be used for offices. The developer claims its a community investment to keep the property from going belly-up, while opponents say it’s the community bailing out an unscrupulous landlord.
In addition to those items, the following zoning items are on the agenda:
- 3780-3860 Nostrand Avenue – An application for a special permit to allow the reduction of parking at the premises.
- 282 Corbin Place – An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family dwelling.
- 82 Coleridge Street – An application for a special permit to allow the enlargement of a single family dwelling.
In addition to the zoning items, the board’s chairperson will deliver a monthly report. There will also be time to hear residents’ concerns and discuss various committee reports, and elected officials may be in attendance.
For more information, call (718) 332- 3008.