|Empire Blvd is basically where this caption is|
From NY YIMBY:
A much talked-about rezoning for Empire Boulevard, the boundary between Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, has been roiled by dissent from hardline anti-gentrification group Movement to Protect the People. But while Airbnb host-turned-anti-displacement-advocate Alicia Boyd is throwing racially charged bombs at the community board and local politicians and holding up an effort to rezone the wasteland of Empire Boulevard, by-right projects nearby like 902 Franklin Avenue and 1 Sullivan Place are moving along.
And now we can add 109 Montgomery Street to that list. Earlier today, an application was submitted to the Department of Buildings to erect a 12-story, 173-unit apartment building – likely rentals – mid-block between Washington and Franklin avenues.
I wasn't surprised to learn that BBG (Brooklyn Botanic Garden) owns the land, and will hopefully make a big-ass profit to throw at their endowment (that's where to put it guys - don't let it burn a hole in your pocket!)
We've been over this all before, so I won't reiterate. With those four 7-stories going up at the old Sea Crest Linen site and more than two dozen projects slated around the immediate environs, it's safe to say this neighborhood will feel very, very different real soon. For better or worse, study or no study.
Thanks Babs and Mike (whynot_31?) from Brooklynian for the heads up.