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CB6 members go to ‘town’ - Board backs Amity Street townhouses

Townhouses may rise at 110 Amity Street after all.

At its June 11 meeting, Community Board 6 followed the recommendations of its Landmarks/Land Use Commit-tee, which approved the one-time controversial plan with a series of reservations.

Plans initially called for the construction of six four-story townhouses built on a mews created behind the vacant property located behind 110 Amity Street, the former Long Island College Hospital’s Lamm Institute. The project also proposed the renovation of the historic Lamm building.

After the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) rejected the plan in January, it was sent back to Williamsburg-based Lucky Boy Development, and Manhattan-based Time Equities for major revisions.

A day before the full board met last week, LPC approved the renovation of the Lamm Building, and asked the developers to return to discuss further certain aspects of the townhouses, including the materials being used and their overall aesthetic.

The revised plan proposes townhouses said to be more in character with the neighborhood, employing brick instead of the previously suggested zinc-accented exteriors.

The community board’s vote is strictly advisory; LPC has official say on the matter.

By Gary Buiso

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