The Brooklyn Eagle reports today that the Pinnacle Group have a new plan for the courtyard at Riverside Apartments on Joralemon Street.
Brooklyn Eagle: Riverside Apartments…: Almost two years ago, the Pinnacle Group, the current owner, created a plan to build a 134-car, two-level parking garage in the surviving courtyard behind the old building on Columbia Place. Half of the original courtyard was destroyed to make for the BQE.
The plan was met by strong opposition from the tenants of the 157-unit apartment, from several neighborhood associations in the area, from the Brooklyn Heights Association and Community Board 2. The Landmarks Preservation Commission raised several objections, and the applicant withdrew the plan.
A new plan has now been issued, still for 134 cars with 67 on each level, one of which is below ground, and a garden on the roof. Unlike the earlier plan, there is no mention of a school either in part of the garage or at the ground level of the main buildings. The owners have kept the retail spaces at the street level deliberately vacant. [Full story]