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Also -- what kind of housing structure supports "non-traditional families?"
Three separate parties are vying for the zone:
CB8 would like the zone to become a mix of manufacturing, subsidized housing (aka "affordable") and market rate housing.
However, the owners of the properties in the zone would like to be able to build exclusively market rate residential.
And, the city seems to be interested in a mix of market rate residential, and subsidized residential.
In exchange for taking CB8's objectives into account, the city is demanding that the CB publicly endorse the Zoning for Quality and Affordability zoning rules that are presently being considered by the City Council.
...CB8 is being told it is not in charge.
Rachel ran with the story:
Bump: CB8's land use subcommittee will take place TONIGHT, Feb. 29 at 6:30 PM
...Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at 727 Classon Ave.
This warehouse is becoming offices
By: Rebecca Baird-Remba 7:00 am on June 22, 2016
"Office conversions are slowly making their way into the industrial zone between Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Developer Joel Gluck plans to convert a two-story warehouse at 813 Bergen Street to offices. The building runs through the block to Dean Street between Grand and Classon avenues and has an alternate address of 880 Dean Street. The alteration application filed with the Department of Buildings doesn’t offer too many details. But we do know that part of the ground floor will be retail, and the rest of the building will be devoted to office space. It appears that Gluck doesn’t own the building, but he is listed in the owner portion of the filing. The 36,280-square-foot structure last changed hands for an undisclosed amount in 1998. Shawn Stiles, of S&S Architectural Design, applied for the permits. It will be interesting to see what the rents go for in this office space, which will be the second sizable office conversion in this area, after Jonathan Butler’s conversion of the former Studebaker service station at 1000 Dean Street. That building spans 150,000 feet and features a food hall on the ground floor, and it fetches the highest office rents in the neighborhood. Not long after the building opened, in 2014, asking rents for ground floor space were in the high-$20s per square foot. But western Crown Heights does have a few small coworking spaces, including Dean Machine, which is down the block, and its new outpost around the corner, Franklin Electric. There’s also Free Candy Creative Studio nearby on Atlantic Avenue, and Nowhere Studios occupies a loft space further east on Atlantic, by Albany Avenue. "