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Monday, April 4, 2011

April 6, More on Quadriad's Towers

Community Board Twelve's land-use committee is meeting on April 6 at 7 p.m. to hear more from Quadriad Realty, which has proposed four new towers at 190th and Broadway.  The meeting will be held at the YMHA on Nagle Avenue.  See our January 12, 2011 article about the controversial project for more information.

Update:  Henry Wollman  of Quadriad presented his ideas for mixed-income towers that would require discretionary city approvals.  He also presented some designs for an as-of-right building east of Broadway that would only include market-rate rental units; this building would not require city approvals.

 Hudson Heights Gazette will be posting an article shortly on the proposals and the developer's track record from Brooklyn.  In the meantime, we've taken down the blog entry that expressed "qualified support" for the project.  It was clear from the April 6 meeting that the four new towers would be jarringly out-of-scale with the rest of the neighborhood.  Even the as-of-right building would be completely out-of-scale, raising questions about whether the zoning on Broadway should be amended to limit heights.

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