Boerum Hill residents stage court battle against 80 Flatbush upzoning
The City Council’s decision to upzone a slice of Boerum Hill for skyscraper development is long past, but a group of neighborhood residents continues to fight the verdict.
The 400 & 500 State Street Block Association and several members of its steering committee are seeking the annulment of the 2018 rezoning of 80 Flatbush Ave. The zoning changes made room on the property for an 840-foot skyscraper, a 510-foot tower, 670 market-rate apartments and 200 affordable ones, two public schools and office and retail space.
The petitioners who filed the lawsuit live in four-story brownstones on the border of the 80 Flatbush site, whose boundaries are State Street, Third Avenue, Schermerhorn Street and Flatbush Avenue.
They’re suing the City Council, the City Planning Commission, the New York City Educational Construction Fund and Alloy Development. (These entities are referred to as the respondents.)