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CEQR Number 15DME005K
Project Name 280 Cadman Plaza West
Project Description New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and Cadman Associates, LLC (collectively, “the Co-Applicants”)—are seeking the disposition of City-owned property to Cadman Associates, LLC in order to construct a mixed-use development (“the proposed project”) at 280 Cadman Plaza West (Block 239, Lot 16, referred to as the “development site”) in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Co-Applicants also are seeking the acquisition by the City of New York of a condominium unit within the new development for use as the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. In addition, Cadman Associates, LLC intends to develop 114 units of affordable housing at a site yet to be determined, within Community District (CD) 2. With the proposed actions, the existing two-story building on the development site would be replaced by a building containing: a replacement branch library of up to 21,000 square feet in size; up to 20,000 sf of community facility use, anticipated to be a recreational/community center space for St. Ann’s School; approximately 450 sf of retail use; approximately 309,000 gross square feet of residential use (approximately 131 market-rate units, as designed); and an approximately 30,000-sf, 68-space below-grade parking facility. The proposed building would reach up to 38 stories and would be approximately 419 feet tall.
Lead Agency Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Borough Brooklyn
Geographical Information
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Block Lot Community District Street Address Zip Code
239 16 BK02 280 Cadman Plaza West 11201
Milestone Name Milestone Date
EAS 6/12/2015, 7/16/2015
PDF 15DME005K_EAS_06122015

PDF 15DME005K_EAS_Errata_07162015

PDF 15DME005K_Errata_Memo_07162015

Negative Declaration 6/12/2015, 7/16/2015
PDF 15DME005K_Determination_Of_Significance_06122015

PDF 15DME005K_Determination_Of_Significance_Errata_07162015

Technical Memorandum 10/22/2015, 12/11/2015
PDF 15DME005K_Technical_Memorandum__10222015

PDF 15DME005K_Technical_Memorandum__12112015

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