The applicant wants to waive required parking, which has caused community pushback, given the expected arena-related parking crunch, with no provision for residential permit parking. Then again, as surely will be argued, the site is very close to public transit, and parking requirements are increasingly seen as antiquated.
From CB6, which notes two other agenda items:
April 26 Landmarks/Land Use Committee Meeting, 6
PUBLIC HEARING on 215 Flatbush Avenue (BSA Cal. No. 72-12-BZ)
Discussion and formulation of a recommendation on an application submitted to the Board of Standards and Appeals for a variance of Sections 25-23, 23-145 and 23-633 of the Zoning Resolution that would (i) waive the residential off-street parking requirements for the site, and (ii) waive the residential floor area, floor area ratio, open space, lot coverage, maximum base height and maximum building height regulations for the small portion of the site zoned R6B to facilitate the construction of a mixed-use building with retail located on the ground floor and residential dwelling units located on the 2nd through 6th floors at 213-223 Flatbush Avenue aka 456-470 Dean Street (collectively referred to as “215 Flatbush Avenue”) (Block 1135, Lot 11), southeast corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street, pursuant to Section 72-21 of the Zoning Resolution.
78th Police Precinct
65 6th Avenue, Courtroom
(between Bergen/Dean Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11217