BHB has learned that in a letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Community Board 2 will recommend that the body not approve the proposed "contemporary" design planned for new construction at 73 Pineapple Street:
The Land Use Committee voted 10 in favor, two opposed, one abstention (10-2-1) on June 20, 2007 to recommend disapproval of the application. The committee “disapproved of the horizontal design approach, the window size and configuration, the materials being used and the brick wall on the ground floor which would be at eye level. Members felt the building was foreboding and out of character with neighboring buildings.”
The LPC will review the proposal at its next meeting on August 7.