Preserve Zoning for Community Quality of Life

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We, the undersigned, urge the Board of Standards and Appeals to uphold the current zoning regulations and reject the application [BSA application #23-17-132] from Classon Avenue Housing Development Funding Company's (property owner) and Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (sub-lessee). The applicant is requesting the following variances for 32 Lexington Avenue (Block 1969, Lot 33):

 

1.The proposed lot coverage to exceed the maximum allowed lot coverage of 60 percent permitted for a through lot

2.The proposed FAR of 4.66 (existing + proposed) and proposed total floor area of 81.595 (existing + proposed) square feet exceeds the permitted floor area of 35,000 square feet and permitted FAR of 2.0

3.The proposed building height of 101’-6” exceeds the maximum permitted height of 50 feet by 51’-6” and with 7 stories exceeds the maximum number of stories of 5

4.The proposed building does not provide the required 15 feet initial setback

5.The proposed building does not provide the required 60 feet rear yard setback

 

The proposed building as it is submitted under this application is too large for the site in regards to zoning regulations and context, it would tower over the surrounding residential buildings by more than 50 feet, and reduce light and air to its neighbors and would increase traffic and parking issues as it is located on a dead end block. There will be a major impact to our neighborhood and the overall quality of life of the neighborhood.



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