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More Action on Carroll Gardens Zoning Front

April 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

With Community Board 6 having approved the zoning text amendment to change a number of streets in Carroll Gardens from being officially “wide” to “narrow” and, therefore, changing the density and height of what can be built, a review process is underway that is creating some strong opinions in the neighborhood. While there is a great deal of support for the change, there is opposition among property owners who would lose the ability to put big additions atop their buildings. The review process is just getting started. There will be a Public Hearing by the Brooklyn Borough President on Wednesday, May 7 at 5:30PM in the Community Room at Brooklyn Borough Hall, which is located at 209 Joralemon Street. Specifically:

Calendar Item Carroll Gardens Zoning Text Amendment Community District 6, 080345 ZRKThe Department of City Planning has submitted an application for amendments to the Zoning Resolution. The proposed text amendments would apply the narrow street zoning provisions for height, setback and floor area ratio to streets which are mapped as wide on the City map but share a similar character to other narrow streets in the area. These streets are 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and 4th Place; and Second Street, Carroll Street and President Street between Smith Street and Hoyt Street in Brooklyn Community District 6.

Residents are still collecting letters in support of the change and there are still rumors of petitions and letter-writing efforts against it.

Tags: Carroll Gardens · Rezoning · Uncategorized

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  • 1 dhex // Apr 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    the short-lived “make love not tall buildings” sign was good for a laugh, but this whole thing has been fairly annoying. i feel for the inconvenience of having to put up with local construction, but it smacked of some serious nimby/protectionism issues going on – or perhaps i fail to grasp the weight that an extra story or two brings to bear.