Skyscraper Historic District Rubber Stamped in Brooklyn

Yesterday, the Brooklyn's Landmark Preservation Commission unanimously approved the creation of an historic district in the downtown.
September 14, 2011, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Despite the Commission's unanimity, some property owners in the area were less pleased, reports Marlon Bishop:

"In January, several real estate holding companies and business organizations, including the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, signed onto a letter asking that the landmarks commission reconsider a vote to approve the district."

The opposition felt that added regulations would impede growth. The new district includes a number of art deco towers and a few smaller buildings.

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Published on Monday, September 12, 2011 in WYNC
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