The Eagle reports that Borough President Eric Adams has “dissproved with conditions” the proposed redevelopment of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Among the conditions he has included in his recommendation are that the new library have as much public space as the old one, including the space of the Business Library; that affordable housing be included at the library site, and that an elementary school be included in the new structure.
The Borough President’s views are not binding, but are taken into account in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. The matter will next be considered by the City Planning Commission, and the ultimate decision will be made by the City Council and Mayor. However, the views of local elected officials are usually given strong consideration.