Brownstoner reports today:
It’s not often that a piece of vacant land trades hands in Brooklyn Heights, so it grabbed our attention when we noticed that the lot at 27 Cranberry Street had sold. The 25-by-100-foot lot sits on a quiet, leafy block at the northern end of The Heights. According to Property Shark, it comes with the right to build 6,145 feet of residential space.
Is the prospect of a new brownstone in that lot a good thing? Number 25 Cranberry is one of the oldest homes in the Heights and new construction next door – especially one that DOB filings say will be four stories and take up most of the lot (there’ll be a 2 foot alley between them reportedly) – would literally cramp its style.
What do you think?
Should the BHA oppose construction on this lot? Or do you say “build baby build?”