Brooklyn Panel Votes Down Waterfront Development Plan

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A committee responsible for approving land-use applications for the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn shot down a plan to build several towers with more than 6,000 apartments on the waterfront late Tuesday, citing the need for more affordable housing.

Community Board 1 voted down the plan to build 12 buildings between 30 and 40 stories tall just days after a group of concerned Greenpoint residents threatened to sue the city to halt the development.

The project is actually made up of two separate proposals, spearheaded by The...
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