Documents Related to NY Methodist’s Variance Application

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BSA Process

New York Methodist

Beginning in the summer of 2013, New York Methodist Hospital initiated legal proceedings to seek variances from zoning regulation to allow them to build taller and denser than the law allows.

New York Methodist Hospital filed their initial application for variances with the Board of Standards and Appeals on October 16, 2013. The documents are available below.

New York Methodist Hospital filed additional documents with the Board of Standards and Appeals on December 20, 2013. The documents are available below.

Additional images and information, posted January 2, 2014.

Presentation Given at Landmarks/Land Use Committee Meeting, January 6, 2014.

New York Methodist Hospital filed additional documents with the Board of Standards and Appeals on January, 28 2014. The documents are available below.

Presentation given at Board of Standards and Appeals, February 11, 2014.

New York Methodist Hospital filed additional documents with the Board of Standards and Appeals on March 4, 2014. The documents are available below.

On March 20, 2014, New York Methodist Hospital filed documents to amend the special permit for the existing garage to allow required parking for the new building to be located within the existing garage. The documents are available below.

On April 3, 2014, New York Methodist Hospital sent the following document to the Board of Standards and Appeals.

On April 22, 2014, New York Methodist Hospital sent the following documents to the Board of Standards and Appeals.

On April 23, 2014, New York Methodist Hospital filed the following documents in support of an application to amend the special permit for the existing garage. The application would allow some required parking for the new building to be accommodated within the existing garage.

On June 16, 2014, New York Methodist Hospital filed the following previously submitted proposed plans, re-dated and reissued at the request of the BSA.

On March 22, 2016, New York Methodist Hospital submitted  a modified plan to the Board of Standards and Appeals reflecting changes made as a result of the NYM/PPS settlement.

 Source: New York Methodist Hospital

Preserve Park Slope

Preserve Park Slope’s Preliminary BSA Submission was submitted on February 2nd, 2014. Key contributors included lawyers, architects, urban designers, doctors, historic preservationists and concerned residents of Park Slope all urging the NYC BSA to deny New York Methodist Hospital’s application for variances on the grounds that they would create a building with an overwhelming, inappropriate, and unnecessary mass, and that NYM has not provided factual evidence to prove the need for such a large structure. Download the complete submission (PDF) or read submissions individually:

On March 25th 2014, Preserve Park Slope submitted these documents to the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals in support of responsible development.

On April 29th PPS attorney Stuart Klein served subpoenas on NYM seeking seeking substantiating data for their claimed programmatic need and claimed hardships which would prevent them from constructing a more complying building.

On May 8th 2014, Preserve Park Slope filed the following documents with the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals.

 

New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA)

On February 11, 2014, The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals held a hearing on NY Methodist’s variance requests. A transcripts of the hearing are available below.

On April 8th 2014, The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals held a hearing on NY Methodist’s variance requests. A transcript and a video of the hearing are available.

On June 17th 2014, The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals ruled on NY Methodist’s variance requests.

On April 5th 2016, NY Methodist presented modified plans to The New York City Board of Standards. The board voted to approve the changes.

Preserve Park Slope et al. v. NYC BSA et al. Request for Reargument to the BSA

PPS Submission

NYM Response

 

 

Article 78

On July 30, 2014, Preserve Park Slope, along with several individuals, served New York Methodist Hospital and the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals with a lawsuit seeking to halt construction of an oversized medical facility in Park Slope. Among the legal documents served are affidavits from two former City Planning Commissioners, an eminent architectural historian, the executive director of the Historic Districts Council and architects with expertise in historical preservation, who object to the proposed project in its current form.

On September 22 2014, The City of New York responded with the following:

New York Methodist responded with the following:

Preserve Park Slope filed the following on October 10, 2014

November 10, 2014

 

Settlement  RECENT 

On January 8th, 2015 Preserve Park Slope and NY Methodist announced settlement of litigation challenging the approval of zoning variances granted for the hospitals expansion.

 

CB6 and PSCC

Proir to seeking variances from the city, NYM was obligated to seek an advisory position from Brooklyn Community Board 6. During this process in the summer of 2013, NYM also made similar presentations to the Park Slope Civic Council.


Brooklyn Community Board 6

Park Slope Civic Council

 

 

More

Councilmember Brad Lander’s Traffic Task Force

As part of their legal obligation to participate in Councilmember Brad Lander’s traffic task force, NYM released the following information.

Other Background Information

Landmarks and zoning designations, 1973 through 2002.

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