The Landmarks Preservation Commission has turned down a proposal from the Pinnacle Group to build a two-level parking garage next to the historic Riverside apartment building in Brooklyn Heights The developer was trying to market it on the basis of the garden designed by the same landscape architect who's done the waterside promenade behind the Red Hook Ikea and has been hired by Toll Brothers to do the landscape architecture along the Gowanus Canal behind their big, proposed Gowanus project. Alas, the Landmarks Preservation has given it an informal thumbs down, with a spokesperson telling Brownstoner that a parking garage would "dishonor the spirit and socially conscious intent of the complex." The developer can still do an underground garage if they want.
· Preservationists Scuttle Brooklyn Heights Garage [Sun]
· Landmarks Rejects Plans to Turn Courtyards into Garage [Brownstoner]
· Brooklyn Heights Parking Garage/Garden is Back [Curbed]