Monday, January 20, 2014

NY Methodist Hospital's Final Approval Hearing Tentatively Set for February 11

Rendering: NY Methodist
While many hospitals in Brooklyn are threatened with closure, New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope aims to get bigger . . . much bigger. 

Brooklyn Community Board 6 has been given a tentative date of February 11 for the public hearing at the Board of Standards and Appeals regarding Methodist's zoning variance application.

Craig Hammerman, District Manager of CB6, says they will confirm the date when it is finalized.

On January 8, the CB6 board approved (with some stipulations) the project, the Center for Community Health at 505-525 6th Street.

Methodist has made changes to various sections and has added setbacks, but many neighbors are still unhappy with the plan.

Opponants say the proposed building, which will take up almost an entire block, is too big for the historic Brownstone neighborhood and will bring too much traffic.

The hospital says it has to build the facility because of market changes and the new focus on primary care.

CB6 also informs us that investigative boring is scheduled to take place in the vicinity of the hospital over the next couple weeks.

CB6 resolution here.

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