Construction woes at the historic Crown Heights school, where an apartment complex was approved, come as neighbors work on a lawsuit.
Hope Street Capital has closed on a $55 million construction loan to finance the completion of a new seven-story residential building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Property . lies on 959 Sterling Place On a property formerly owned by the Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School, a New York City landmark was completed in 1889. This loan is the latest closingContinue reading “Developers Close on $55M Construction Loan for 959 Sterling Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn”
Local residents, politicians and advocacy groups, on the other hand, are still against the project. According to the commission, since the last hearing in June, they have received over 300 letters in opposition, including notes from Councilmember Robert Cornegry, Community Board 8, Friends of 920 Park Place, Crown Heights North Association and other residents.
The new plans for 959 Sterling Pl were presented at Tuesday’s LPC public meeting, where the concerns of the community were notably absent from the discussion. Despite no concrete actions at Tuesday’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public meeting, plans for a controversial development at 959 Sterling Pl (also referred to as 920 Park Pl) inContinue reading “Disputed Crown Heights Development Likely to Get Green Light from Landmarks Commission”
The controversial Hebron School apartment building will face the board Tuesday, the first time since architects were asked to redesign it. CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — A controversial apartment building at the Hebron School campus will head back to the city’s landmarks board this week for the first time since architects were asked to redesign theContinue reading “Crown Heights Hebron Project Heads Back To Landmarks Board”
Click here to download a PDF of this release In an emotional three-hour hearing with the Land Use Committee of Community Board 8, residents confronted Hope Street Capital. The committee voted 14-2 against the project. Upwards of 150 people showed up to Community Board 8’s Land Use Committee meeting on Thursday, October 1, where HopeContinue reading “Overwhelming Opposition Dominates Hearing on Hope Street Capital Project in Historic Crown Heights”
The developers of 959 Sterling Place say they’re bringing affordable housing to the neighborhood. But like so much of what they say, this isn’t really true. Here are the facts: The developers say they plan to participate in a New York City program known as the Affordable New York Housing Program to provide these so-calledContinue reading “The Myth of “Affordable” Housing at 959 Sterling Place”
Click here to download this press release as a PDF. Overwhelming opposition to the Crown Heights development deal emerges in the congregation, while church higher ups like Daniel Honoré promote the deal in the media. Developer Hope Street Capital is in talks to partially demolish the landmarked Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School at 914-920 ParkContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Hebron Congregation Opposes Hope Street Capital Deal to Build on their Crown Heights Church Site”
Cornegy Ignores Community Outcry Over Big Developer Threatening Historic Crown Heights Click here to download a PDF of this release. Community groups say no to sacrificing landmarked architectural jewel to a gentrifying rental complex. Organizations opposed include Friends of 920 Park, Crown Heights North Association, Sterling Place Civic Association, and Crown Heights Tenant Union. TheContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Cornegy Ignores Community Outcry Over Big Developer”
Read “Crown Heights residents rally against proposed 182-unit complex at site of 19th-century senior home” on 6sqft. “The fight continues over a proposed new development on a large stretch of land in the Crown Heights North Historic District II with an online petition opposing the project collecting over 4,000 signatures. A neighborhood group, Friends of 920 Park,Continue reading “Press Coverage on 6sqft.com”