The Dock Street Dumbo opponents rallied on Sunday to block the development of a proposed 18 story residential building and public middle school. Dumbo Neighborhood Association’s (DNA) message is that they don’t opposing building on the site, which is the right of developers Jed and David Walentas, but don’t agree with a building so tall near the Brooklyn Bridge. They also don’t believe that the benefits of a public middle school, underground parking garage, and a green building can be achieved in the developer’s proposal.
The Community Board 2’s land use committee voted against the project in late December. The full community board will vote on the proposed rezoning on Wednesday, January 14 at 6 pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street, at Court Street). After that, the project will be submitted for review by the borough president, the Department of City Planning, the City Council, and the mayor’s office. A DNA member estimates that 75 to 100 people came out to the rally.