Report: Children’s Magical Garden Sold to Developer of Cantilevered Condos at 100 Norfolk

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 at 10:05 am by
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Advocates of the Children’s Magical Garden revealed some unsettling news last week. Apparently developer Serge Hoyda, owner of the 157 Norfolk Street plot, sold his property to a mystery buyer.

However, Sarah Ferguson at The Villager uncovered a lead linking the Horizon Group as the lucky new owner. In case that name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s the same developer behind the cantilevered mess of glass about to rise just down the street at 100 Norfolk. Garden faithful now worry that the city might sell air rights to the two parcels it handed over to the CMG last June as part of the GreenThumb program. Using their other projects as barometer, this could spell lots of shadows for the embattled green space. Or they could proceed with plans for the six-story structure already making the rounds at the DOB.

Meanwhile, evidence of the alleged sale is not yet on public record.

The children’s Magical Garden has been in the headlines since April, when Serge Hoyda erected a fence through the midsection of the park. Local activism helped save the two Stanton facing parcels, though.

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