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City Council Votes on Carroll Gardens Amendment Today

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

There is significant excitement in Carroll Gardens neighborhood circles today as the City Council is slated to vote on the “narrow streets” Zoning Text Amendment. The technical change will redefine very narrow neighborhood streets as being narrow for zoning purposes. They have been defined as “wide” because the front gardens of buildings were counted as part of the street. The change would cut the possible height of new construction by 2-3 stories and limit the size of “tumor” addition to the top of existing buildings. The measure is expected to pass easily.

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