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Build Up Speaks Out For Good Jobs & Responsible Development at Community Board 2

Build Up NYC activists turned out and spoke out at the Brooklyn Community Board 2 zoning committee, jobs and economic development committee, and the full community board meeting about the Hudson Companies proposed redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Library. Build Up activists provided testimony about the importance of good jobs and affordable housing in Brooklyn and called on the Hudson Companies to create good jobs on the project. In the proposal, the Hudson Companies would build a residential tower, replace the current library at 280 Cadman Plaza West and construct 114 affordable-housing units off site in Clinton Hills. The Community Board voted to support the project provided the developer enter into a community benefits agreement. Any Community benefits agreement should ensure that the developer enters into an enforceable commitment to provide good jobs with family us raining wages and benefits. The community board also voted to support the Pier 6 development, which would provide good jobs and affordable housing on the Brooklyn waterfront.