In a blow to the city and developers, Judge Arthur Engoron extended a temporary restraining order on construction after several hours of legal sparring, and said there was merit to opponents’ arguments.
“I like housing, but I don’t see how this can be built without … City Council having a say in this,” Engoron said in a court room packed with dozens of community advocates.
At the crux of the debate is the developers’ application for a “minor modification” to raise three skyscrapers in the Two Bridges Large Scale Residential Development (LSRD) district. The City Planning Commission (CPC) approved applications by JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Development in December after months of fierce pushback from community groups and elected officials…
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