CB7 approves Sunset Park Library expansion

A $25 million Sunset Park Library and housing expansion project that has been in the works for years is close to becoming a reality.



Community Board 7 voted in favor of a development plan for the Fourth Avenue location after several meetings and public hearings.



If the city also approves the plan, the library would become an eight-story, mixed-use building with 50 affordable housing units on top. Nine of those units would be reserved for victims of domestic violence.



The Fifth Avenue Committee, a local nonprofit that specializes in affordable housing developments, would head the project, which would be partially funded by low-income housing tax credits.



Officials hope the proposal will be approved in the spring. Construction could begin by the end of next year.



 


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