After the Brooklyn Public Library issued an RFP in June for development of the Brooklyn Heights branch location, they were flooded with responses, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.
This comes on the heels of yesterday’s NYC Council Select Committee on Libraries Oversight hearing. Councilmembers Steve Levin and Letitia James were on hand.
Brooklyn Eagle: “We were thrilled to receive a sizable number of responses from respected developers,” [BPL spokesperson Emma] Woods said.
“We’re reviewing the proposals now, and are confident that the value of this property can be unlocked to provide a beautiful new branch to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood as well as support the needs of the system as whole. We will share more details in the coming weeks,” she said.
Woods said that BPL anticipates construction of a building of similar height to other buildings on Cadman Plaza West, which is achievable under the current zoning. “This level of development does not require transfer of any additional development rights, and we do not expect additional development rights to be acquired for this site.”