Comptroller expresses concern on Heights Library deal
December 10, 2015 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee voted 8 to 4 on Monday to approve the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library – with caveats. Shown above is the proposed 36-story tower. Rendering courtesy of Marvel Architects
The Office of the City Comptroller sent a letter to Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for Housing and Economic Development, late Wednesday expressing concerns about the proposal to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library site.
Alaina Gilligo, first deputy Comptroller cited the lack of a plan to address the capital needs of the library, questions about whether the Brooklyn Public Library is receiving the full market value for the property, and more.
The letter was made public hours before a City Council committee hearing on Thursday morning set to decide the question of the sale.
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