On Wednesday night, Community Board 2’s land use committee will host its monthly meeting and discuss a series of landmarking items. The meeting is at 6 pm, at Polytechnic University (5 Metrotech, on the Commons’ north side, in room LC400). There are some interesting items up for discussion:
- Developers are interested in turning 72 Poplar St., which was the former 84th precinct building, into a residential building, and will present their ideas. A similar idea surfaced in 2007, but fell through when the developer couldn’t get financing. The site is currently in use as the League Treatment Center
- The committee will formalize its opinion about the former Brooklyn Union Gas building at 186 Remsen St., which is up for landmarking with the city
- The fast food chain Arby’s will present their plans for their new restaurant inside the historic Gage and Tollner building
Next week things pick up. On Monday night, the parks and recreation committee will meet at 6 pm at Brooklyn Hospital (DeKalb Ave. at St. Felix Street, dining rooms A and B). On the agenda is an update on the second phase of renovations at McLaughlin Park, at the corner of Tillary and Jay streets.
On Tuesday, the Transportation and Public Safety committee will meet at 6 pm in the St. Francis College first floor board room (180 Remsen Street, between Court and Clinton streets). On the agenda is a sidewalk café license in Clinton Hill, and discussions about upcoming meetings.
Also on Tuesday night is the 84th precinct community council meeting, at 7 pm. We’ll post details about the location when we get it.
And on Wednesday, the youth, education, and cultural affairs committee will meet at 6 pm at Long Island University’s Jonas Board Room (Flatbush Ave Extension at DeKalb Ave.) To be discussed is a renovation of the Strand Theater in Fort Greene.
There are no CB2 meetings next week.
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