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GL Day Ender: Learn About Affordable Housing & Zoning

October 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Please don’t close your eyes and go to sleep. Both of these are important subjects and there are some interesting meetings and opportunities to learn coming up. We’ve long believed that one of the reasons that development in Brooklyn has been running wild (and is often hideously out of context) is that no one pays attention to the rezoning process. It is the entire cake. Everything else is icing. To that end, here’s some stuff coming up from the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Center for Urban Pedagogy presented by the South Brooklyn Accountable Development Initiative. One is “Demystifying Affordable Housing” on Wednesday, Oct. 15th and another is “Demystifying Zoning” on Monday October 20th. (Please, please don’t click away yet.) They will explain the basics of affordable housing and zoning and “we will explore how our communities can work for accountability and increased equity in the context of the proposed Gowanus rezoning.” The Affordable Housing Session is on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6 – 9 pm at the Fifth Avenue Committee, which is at 621 DeGraw Street (btw. 3rd and 4th avenues). The zoning session is on Monday, Oct. 20, 6 – 9 pm at Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apts., which is at 41 1st Street (btw. Hoyt & Bond). The workshops are free but you must RSVP to (718) 237-2017, ext 148; dpowell@fifthave.org. We disagree with RSVP policies for such meetings, believing that anyone interested enough to attend and learn should be free to walk in the door, but we’ve blown enough hot air about the subject in the past and aren’t in the mood to go on and on about how wrong the policy is.

Tags: Affordable Housing · Rezoning

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 woodendesigner // Oct 8, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    I am not a religious man but I pray every day that someone will grow a set of balls and make the developer that put that garbage on top of that building take it down.