McRae to replace Williams on Planning board • Brooklyn Paper

McRae to replace Williams on Planning board

Borough President Markowitz has named Community Board 2 chair Shirley McRae to be the new Brooklyn representative to the city Planning Commission, The Brooklyn Paper has learned.

Markowitz will make the announcement at a press conference at 2:30 pm on Tuesday.

McRae has been the longtime head of Community Board 2, which covers Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.

McRae will be replacing Dolly Williams, whose part-ownership in the New Jersey Nets and business relationship with developer Bruce Ratner became a major embarrassment for Borough Hall when Williams — Brooklyn’s sole representative on the Planning Commission — was forced her to recuse herself from discussions about Atlantic Yards, the borough’s largest development project ever.

Check back at BrooklynPaper.com for updated coverage of McRae’s appointment.

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