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Bklink: Flatbush Rezone “Gets it Right”

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments

link-asterisk.jpgThis is something you don’t hear very often, but there’s a sense that the city’s rezoning proposal for Flatbush “gets it right.” During a recent meeting the Department of City Planning “received accolades from board members and area residents for reworking the plan to take into account neighborhood concerns.” Here’s the low down from on the neighborhood’s closest watchers: “The free-standing homes responsible for the physical character of this area of Flatbush will be protected. All of Flatbush will be protected against unlimited height residential development. There are new opportunities for commercial development, and incentives for affordable housing. It’s hard to find something to critique in this draft.” Two words of react from us that they don’t teach in urban planning courses: holy crap.–Flatbush Gardener

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