- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A redevelopment plan for the Brooklyn Heights library branch has taken a step forward.

Brooklyn Public Library President Linda Johnson says private developer Hudson Companies Inc. would replace the “inefficient” library at 280 Cadman Plaza West with a new building.

The New York Times reports (https://nyti.ms/1MvRu2w ) the plan, approved by a community board Wednesday evening, also calls for the sale of public land and for Hudson to construct 114 affordable-housing units in Clifton Hill.

The proposal next goes before the city’s planning commission.

Opponents spoke out against privatizing public space and argued that the library would shrink as a result of the project.

Johnson says $40 million of the anticipated $52 million land sale would go toward other Brooklyn Public Library branches in need.

Construction could begin in 2016.


Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

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