Borough President Eric Adams, who has an advisory role in the city’s land use process, released a list of demands to the Department of City Planning regarding the plan to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights public library.

“Considering this land use application has been about more than one site or one institution; it represents an opportunity to evaluate the direction of development in Brooklyn Heights and ensure that basic services are met and enhanced.”

Specifically, he called on developer Hudson Companies to build a new elementary school within the property at 280 Cadman Plaza West and possibly add an annex to P.S. 8, the overcrowded local school. He wants the additional space to include a gymnasium, assembly space and lunch room.

And he demanded a city task force develop a “site identification plan” to “solve the public school seat shortage in and around Downtown Brooklyn.”

Even with a rezoning of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill for PS 307, there are still around 730 apartments on their way in the “new PS 8 zone” which would generate approximately 211 new elementary students.

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1107 new residential developments are under construction or being planed for in the  “new PS 307 zone” which would generate 321 new elementary students.

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