The rezoning that put the wheels in motion for the development of Brooklyn’s Park Avenue four years ago covered most of 4th Avenue between President and 15th streets, allowing for the construction of 12-story residential buildings on the thoroughfare. What was left out of that rezoning is now set to join the higher-rise party. One of the areas covered by the Department of City Planning’s draft rezoning proposal for Gowanus is the west side of 4th Avenue between 1st and Douglass streets. Under the proposal, the seven blocks’ zoning will be changed from manufacturing, thus allowing for the construction of 12-story residential structures. One big difference from the ’03 rezoning that gave us the 4th Avenue we have today: The new law of the land will require developers to have a active ground floor uses for a percentage of frontage on 4th Avenue. Click through for a map detailing the planned changes.
Gowanus Canal Corridor Framework [nyc.gov]
4th Avenue, the Boulevard of Broken Promises? [Brownstoner]