Clinton Hill homeowners condemn plan to demolish mansion for condos

Clinton Hill residents are condemning a developer?s plan to demolish a Victorian-era mansion and build condos in its place.The Lefferts Place Civic Association is spearheading

CLINTON HILL - Clinton Hill residents are condemning a developer?s plan to demolish a Victorian-era mansion and build condos in its place.

The Lefferts Place Civic Association is spearheading a petition drive to save the 15-bedroom house at 70 Lefferts Place. Neighbors want the Landmarks Preservation Commission to deem the home a historic site. Residents are also worried construction will be noisy, dirty and the developer will not adhere to zoning regulations.

Developer Chris Morris counters that the inside of the home is dilapidated and its sprawling design, complete with seven fireplaces, is out of touch with current housing needs. However, he says he plans to use pieces from the home to complete the condos.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
Police have charged two men accused of prompting 2 2 men identified in police involved shooting
Police say a man is in the hospital 3 Police: Man hospitalized after Crown Heights shooting
4 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 15
Nassau police confirmed a report of a shooting 5 VIDEO: Freeport shooting scene

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE