When you think of New York City, green space and wild life might not be the first things that come to mind. In Brooklyn’s Prospect Park however, Kensington Stables offers accessible and affordable equestrian activities. Renovation proposals to the building include potentially housing people in the future.
According to current plans, Kensington Stables is planning on turning their barn into a “state of the art” horse-riding facility. However, in order for that to happen, the industrialist buyer wants to up-zone the building to make it profitable. This includes a plan to potentially add 12 revenue generating housing units above the stable.
According to this same plan, the owner plans to re-brand the barn as Prospect Park Stables, adding an additional green space. These plans are contingent upon coming to agreements with local council members and the Department of Parks and Recreation. In addition to revenue, long term preservation of the space needs to be a commitment from all parties involved.
However, local equestrian enthusiasts should not expect to trot around the proposed facility anytime soon, nor should animal lovers be getting ready to buy an apartment above a stable. According those involved in the plan, the execution is at least three years away.
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