Community Groups Mobilize Against “Sliver Building” on 86th
by Avi - June 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm -
An extremely skinny building proposed for 330 West 86th Street that won approval from a city board in April is now drawing opposition from some local community groups and politicians.
They say the plan, which calls for a 17-story building on a plot of land just 20 feet wide, would be out of character with the neighborhood. And they don’t want to see the brownstone that sits there now destroyed.
On Tuesday night, Landmark West, Coalition for a Livable West Side, The West End Preservation Society and the West 80’s Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting to try to derail the proposal, with Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, and Councilwoman Gale Brewer in attendance. The meeting will be at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew at 263 West 86th Street at 6:30 p.m.
“Such destruction is symptomatic of the shocking lack of protection for this landmark-worthy neighborhood,” says Landmark West.
In a recent letter to Councilwoman Brewer, the executive director of the Board of Standards and Appeals, which ruled in favor of the developer in April, said the board plans to make a motion on June 15 to review its decision on the development.