Some Brooklyn residents and politicians are hoping that the sprawling Jehovah's Witnesses complex in DUMBO can prevent further high-rise condo development. A member of the city board overseeing Brooklyn Bridge Park development, Paul Nelson, told the Post, "There’s a growing sentiment that the Jehovah’s Witnesses buildings are the magic bullet to keep more housing out of the park." See, over 1,200 condo units were proposed to help support the park's $16 million annual maintenance budget (the money being tax revenue from the condo units). The Jehovah's Witnesses didn't comment, but they are looking to get out of Brooklyn—they currently own dozens of properties.