5381 Kings Highway
East Flatbush Storage Facility Proposal Sent to Borough President
An application for a 5-story self-storage facility, proposed at 5381 Kings Highway in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood, has just been sent to Brooklyn's Borough President for review.
Since November of 2021, the applicant, , has been seeking a special permit for the project. In that time, the entity has also filed four Environmental Assessment Statements, as well as two Land Use Applications.
The proposal recently entered the NYC Department of City Planning's public review process and has already been evaluated by the Community Board. This public review stage will likely take up to 3-5 months as the application will still need to pass through the City Planning Commission, City Council, and NYC Mayor's Office following the Borough President.
Tucked behind neighboring buildings, out of the way, and out of sight, the proposal shouldn't see too much backlash from the planning department going forwards. In fact, this may showcase one of the better examples of how one can incorporate a bulky storage center into a local neighborhood without upsetting the community.