Townhouses may rise at 110 Amity Street after all.
At its June 11 meeting, Community Board 6 followed the recommendations of its Landmarks/Land Use Commit-tee, which approved the one-time controversial plan with a series of reservations.
Plans initially called for the construction of six four-story townhouses built on a mews created behind the vacant property located behind 110 Amity Street, the former Long Island College Hospital’s Lamm Institute. The project also proposed the renovation of the historic Lamm building.
After the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) rejected the plan in January, it was sent back to Williamsburg-based Lucky Boy Development, and Manhattan-based Time Equities for major revisions.
A day before the full board met last week, LPC approved the renovation of the Lamm Building, and asked the developers to return to discuss further certain aspects of the townhouses, including the materials being used and their overall aesthetic.
The revised plan proposes townhouses said to be more in character with the neighborhood, employing brick instead of the previously suggested zinc-accented exteriors.
The community board’s vote is strictly advisory; LPC has official say on the matter.
By Gary Buiso
©2008 Community Newspaper Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.