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Planning Commssion Approves Carroll Gardens “Narrow Streets”

July 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The “narrow streets” zoning text amendment that would redefine a number of narrow Carroll Gardens streets as actually being narrow for zoning purposes was passed by the City Planning Commission today by a unanimous vote. The measure would define the streets as 50 wide rather than the current 130 feet (which counts front gardens) and cut the height of future buildings from a maximum of seven stories to five stories. The measure will go to the City Council on July 23 where it is expected to be approved by a wide margin. An overall Carroll Gardens downzoning is still a number of years in the future, even though local officials and community groups have been pushing for immediate action. The Zoning Text Amendment moved relatively quickly through the process because it wasn’t subject to a full land use review.

Tags: Carroll Gardens · Rezoning

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  • 1 Eavesdropping Is What Guests Do Best… // Jul 2, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    […] Carroll Gardens is getting tiny new streets [Gowanus Lounge] […]

  • 2 Colin // Jul 2, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    If theres one thing New York City needs, its less density. . .