Planning the Broadway Triangle

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The proposed Broadway Triangle development has been halted by a judge on grounds that it benefits part of the community more than another. Jerilyn Perine, executive director of Citizens Housing and Planning Council and former Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, explains how the Broadway Triangle project and other developments like it come to be, how interests are represented, and what might have gone wrong at the Brooklyn site. 


Jerilyn Perine

Comments [6]

Stuart Pertz from Brooklyn

There is serious misinformation being presented.
1. HPD ' s chosen developers precluded the participation of the remainder of the community. UJO even excluded members of the "other" Satmar group.
2. The community wanted density and the City claimed contextual zoning up to 7 story buildings - not dense, not so dense, in fact, as the surrounding 21 story residential buildings.
3. The Vito Lopez connection is an embarrassment - but sadly the core of the issue, however outside any litigation.
4. The judge chose and the litigants chose the segregation issue as the most powerful case to be made, and it is - but the manner in which the zoning plan was delineated, the process in which the community was excluded and the blatantly political manner in which the project sponsors we selected all weigh in to suggest that the City not defend this one, but open up and start again.

Jan. 17 2012 11:15 AM
dboy from nyc

Hey! My religion says I need a Sub-Zero and a 48" Viking!!!

Jan. 17 2012 10:59 AM
James from nyc

Why are so many Hasidem on welfare and medicaid?

Jan. 17 2012 10:56 AM
bernie from bklyn

no ethnic group in nyc has more of a grip on local politicians than the hasidic community in brooklyn. i know this first hand. i've seen things happen, permits issued, regulatory problems go away, fines disappear like nothing else i've ever seen.
non-profit, my ass.

Jan. 17 2012 10:55 AM
dboy from nyc

How 'bout the corrupt Domino Sugar Factory development in Williamsburg??

Jan. 17 2012 10:53 AM
Chering from UWS

Figures we would use state money for custom religious housing. Isn't this unconstitutional?

Jan. 17 2012 10:52 AM

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