Preserve Park Slope will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 7pm at St. Saviors High School auditorium (588 Sixth Street between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West) to discuss “quality of life issues” relating to the proposed New York Methodist Hospital expansion project.
The project has been a source of contention since it was announced in June. Original plans included the demolition of fifteen different buildings– including at least five brownstones– as well as the creation of an eight story structure from Seventh to Eighth Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Streets, and a multi-lane auto and pedestrian pass-through tunnel between 6th and 5th Street.
VP for Communication and External Affairs Lyn Hill, who tells us that the hospital was not contacted for representation at the meeting, states that the project description on which they have based the meeting (seen here) is “dated and/or inaccurate,” continuing:
New York Methodist Hospital held numerous invitational meetings for individuals and groups most likely to be impacted by the building project and also presented preliminary plans for the project at a meeting sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council and Community Board 6, early this summer.
Numerous suggestions were made and concerns were expressed at those meetings. In addition, a large number of messages commenting on the proposal were sent to an email address (email@example.com) provided to the community for this purpose. Through the summer, the Hospital worked with its development team to address the community concerns as thoroughly as possible, without compromising the needs of the Hospital. The results of those meetings are currently being finalized and will be presented at two community meetings towards the end of this month (September 26–CB6 Landmarks/Land Use and September 30–Park Slope Civic Council).
At that time, the community will, once again, have the opportunity to comment on the plans and there will still be time for the Hospital to make additional adjustments.
Both the CB6 Landmarks/Land Use meeting (Thursday September 26, 6pm, location TBA) and the Park Slope Civic Council meeting (Monday September 30, time and location TBA) will also be open to the public.
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