Neighbors, Electeds Sue City Over Walentases’ Dock Street Project

City Council approval apparently failed to extinguish the fight against the Walentas family’s Dock Street project in Dumbo. On Wednesday, a neighborhood group announced it had filed a lawsuit against the city regarding the planned apartment building by the Brooklyn Bridge, challenging the approval of the project.

They raised red flags over a number of environmental and planning review-related issues, saying the project approval should be revoked. The group, the Dumbo Neighborhood Foundation, sent out statements of support for its suit from elected officials, including Councilman Bill de Blasio, Councilman David Yassky and his likely successor, Steve Levin.

Opponents of the project, approved in June, contend the city agreed to put a school in the project on account of politics—not policy—as the inclusion of a school helped clear the way for it to win Council support.

 

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Neighbors, Electeds Sue City Over Walentases’ Dock Street Project