BJs project clears another hurdle
Southern Brooklyn is one step closer to getting its own BJ’s Wholesale Club
Markowitz’s review is part of the city’s prescribed Uniform Land Use Review Procedure
In his recommendation, as well as in a series of letters todeveloper Joe Sitt and the Department of Transportation (DOT),Markowitz expressed his support for the project proposal providedcertain criteria are met. Those criteria include: Hiring localcontractors, suppliers and workers; working with the communityboard to identify traffic issues; working with DOT to addresscongestion issues in advance; and funding/monitoring congestionissues one year after opening.
The developer, Thor Equities, LLC, committed to all of these requestsin an email to Markowitz from attorney Jesse Masyr. However,potential loopholes include the possibility that local suppliersand contractors might not meet equivalent availability andpricing standards.