Councilman David Greenfield announced his opposition to a request for a reduction in required parking spaces at a new office and retail building soon coming to Coney Island Avenue and Avenue L, across from Pomegranate supermarket.
The proposed mega project will bring over 160,000 square feet of new development, including a department store and office space. Zoning regulations for a site of this size would require at least 346 parking spaces. However, the developer has asked the Board of Standards and Appeals to provide only 272 parking spaces.
“I frequently drive by Ave. L and Coney Island Avenue and am stuck among double and triple-parked cars,” Greenfield said. “It’s really ridiculous that anyone would suggest that the lack of parking is not a problem in this neighborhood.”
A representative from Greenfield’s office testified at the BSA in opposition, citing the nuisances local residents already face, such as driveways blocked by parked cars.
The proposed development does not face a community approval process.