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Community Board 2 to Vote on Brooklyn Heights Library Sale

 A rendering of the proposed building by Marvel Architects.
A rendering of the proposed building by Marvel Architects.
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Marvel Architects via CB2

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — The controversial sale of the Brooklyn Heights public library will be voted on by Community Board 2 on Wednesday night.

Hudson Companies, in partnership with Marvel Architects, plans to tear down the existing building and replace it with a 36-story tower with 139 luxury residential units, according to reports.

Tentative renderings of the project have been said to resemble Manhattan’s Flatiron building.

The developer has also promised 114 affordable units off-site.  

The general board will discuss the proposed $52 million sale of the city-owned property at 280 Cadman Plaza West to Hudson Companies on Wednesday evening, CB2 said in an email.

The Brooklyn Public Library tentatively chose the developer last September but the sale is subject to city approvals. 

The board’s land use committee voted eight to four to conditionally approve the sale and development last week on July 6, according to CB2 and the Brooklyn Eagle.

CB2’s general board will consider the committee’s recommendation to approve the sale with the conditions in Founders Hall of St. Francis College, located at 180 Remsen St. at 6 p.m.

Once the committee votes, the project will go through a public hearing process conducted by Borough President Eric Adams on August 18.

The land use committee recommended that once the library construction had been completed, a reserve fund of at least $2 million be set aside for future capital repairs.

It also asked that the new branch have an equal amount of usable floor space as the existing one and that the developer should agree to a memorandum of understanding and community benefits, CB2 said.