The community’s concerns have been heard loud and clear by every local elected official as well as city-wide elected officials who have strongly supported the community’s priorities around any proposed redevelopment of the 5th Avenue Key Food site. The Key Food Stakeholder group has been meeting with our local elected and city-wide elected officials to help inform their position. 7 of them co-signed a letter to members of the de Blasio administration, outlining the community’s priorities as part of any redevelopment of the 5th Avenue Key Food site. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez has been supportive as well and is sending a separate letter to the de Blasio administration. It is clear that the thought of losing such an important neighborhood resource has spurred everyone to action.
In addition, BRIC TV also aired a video [link to it below!] about the 5th Avenue Key Food and the redevelopment proposal by Avery Hall Investments (AHI) which highlights a number of neighbors’ comments from last month’s community meeting that attracted more than 400 residents.
The formal process involving the New York City City Planning Commission (CPC) and Brooklyn Community Board 6 (CB6) has not yet begun but we are confident that our collective efforts are informing the de Blasio administration and AHI’s next steps.
We will keep everyone informed of when the Community Board 6 public hearing on the proposed re-development is scheduled.