By Brooklyn Reader

October 1, 2014, 3:53 pm


franklin-aveEmotions ran high and tempers flared at the Community Board 9 meeting in Crown Heights last Tuesday over a resolution to request a review of the neighborhood’s current zoning, reported DNAinfo.

20140925_crown_heights_rezoning_studyOpponents of the resolution expressed they feared that a review of the current zoning would only open the area up for a possibility of more high-rise towers, once the Department of City Planning finishes its final assessment. They requested a re-vote of the resolution.

However, supporters, expressed the hope that rezoning might generate affordable housing and prevent overdevelopment, pursuant to last year’s 55-block rezoning of Crown Heights that allowed for new development on Bedford and Franklin avenues and offered incentives for building affordable units.

After holding a re-vote, the resolution stood with 17 votes against rescinding – including abstentions – and 16 members voting in favor.


Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.

One Response

  1. j bryant

    affordable units? probably only 20 percent or less don’t be fooled by the word affordable


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.