Anonymous has left the following comment on the post "Elected Officials Find Dept. Of Homeless Services' Response to Questions Regarding Proposed Shelter In Carroll Gardens "Inadequate And Unresponsive"
This building lot doesn't have 25,000 s.f. of allowable space under zoning.
It was built under the R6 zoning, Quality Housing zoning located on a "narrow street". That would allow 9,900 sq feet of residential use. The C2 commercial overlay allows 9,000 more s.f. of built Community Facility space. Together the building can't have more than 18,900 s.f.
Is this why the building didn't get a Cert. of Occupancy? Is the city now rewarding the developer for overbuilding by allowing homeless residency numbers to be based on 25,000 s.f.?
Is the city here saying it is OK to overbuild your zoning if you use the building for these other purposes, like homeless shelters?
Is this how developers will get away with building 15 stories in places like 12th St and PPW, by flipping it to a homeless shelter when they can't get a regulation CofO?