Final Vote on Greenpoint Waterfront Towers Postponed by City Council

By Meredith Hoffman on December 5, 2013 4:32pm 

 A vote on the development at 77 Commercial St. was postponed by the City Council Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
A vote on the development at 77 Commercial St. was postponed by the City Council Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
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GREENPOINT — The City Council postponed its final vote Thursday on whether to approve part of the Greenpoint waterfront's controversial high-rise development plan.

The decision on Chetrit Group's proposed towers at 77 Commercial St. was postponed for further negotiations, officials said, not providing a specific date for the vote.

The development at 77 Commercial St. is the smaller of two projects — the other being at Greenpoint Landing — which was also scheduled for a vote later Thursday.

Brooklyn's Community Board 1 has vehemently opposed the project as it stands, citing a need for more affordable housing and senior housing, better transportation to the area, and other issues in the neighborhood that an influx of new residents would bring.

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