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Quadriad: From Williamsburg to a Neighborhood Near You

May 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Quadriad Development, which is building on the block bounded by Bedford Avenue, Berry, N. 3rd and N. 4th Streets in Williamsburg, made a presentation to Community Board 1 this week and fleshed out a bit of its vision for the parcel. It confirmed that it wants to build a 24-story tower at the corner of N. 3rd and Berry in addition to a five-story building with 75 units of housing that have already been announced. Interestingly, Quadriad intends to make the Williamsburg development–which uses affordable housing and other amenities as the carrot to entice zoning concessions for buildings far beyond what existing zoning allows–a model for its projects citywide. It is called “Community Incentive Zoning.” The Williamsbug block on which Quadriad wishes to build was downzoned as part of the overall Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning. The developers have targeted a large number of other Williamsburg projects for highrise/lowrise housing and commercial developments.

“Coming soon to a neighborhood near you,” remarked Williamsburg activist Phil DePaolo.

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Paperwork is in on the Bedford Avenue Quadriad Site
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  • 1 Anonymous // May 31, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Wasn’t the area zoned to a certain height as part of the waterfront rezoning. No way this 24 story monstrosity should be allowed on Bedford, it would look ridiculous – keep the yuppie high rise zone by the river and let bedford retain some of its character.