Community Board 9 Brooklyn
890 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Re: Matter of Application # C 170416 ZMK, Bedford Union Armory Development Proposal
Good evening, members of Community Board 9,
I am here tonight to ask that you vote no tonight on the Bedford Union Armory proposal. This project is bad for the community and bad for our future. Any project that takes City owned property and turns it into any amount of market-rate housing is a win-win for developers but a loss for the longtime residents of this community. You know the challenges here and the desperate need for low-income affordable housing in this community; this project does nothing to serve that need. We have seen this story played out all over the City. We know the displacement that comes with a project like this. The Armory project must be 100% affordable and affordable to existing local residents.
You have an opportunity to be a leader here, to be the voice of this community tonight. You can put power and strength behind the hundreds of voices that have protested, rallied, and marched to oppose this project.
Stand up and say NO in the face of Councilmember who supported this project until it was no longer politically feasible to do so. Stand up and say NO in the face of the mayor who is counting on this project being pushed through.
I ask you to vote no on the project tonight; it is the right thing to do for this community.
Democratic Candidate for City Council, 35th District