The 137-unit complex suffered multimillion dollar damages from floods in 2007 and 2011 after the Bronx River and Sprain Brook overflowed during major storms.
The cooperative spent 14 months in hearings with the Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals. A wall along the Sprain Brook already exists, the cooperative will raise its height.
“Once the wall is up we’ll no longer have to worry as we now do about every rain, thaw or snowstorm that comes along. Removing the cloud of uncertainty we’ve been under should cause property values to go back up,” said Brooklands board president Kerry Smith.
Brooklands’ distinctive neo-Georgian buildings, built between 1927 and 1928, occupy a 6.72-acre wedge-shaped parcel of land north of where the Bronx River and Sprain Brook and the parkways converge.