Last month we heard rumblings that the Department of City Planning was looking into zoning tools that would encourage more commercial use in new developments on 4th Avenue—thus tweaking the 2003 and 2005 rezonings that helped pave the way for a bunch of 12-story buildings that have nothing going on at street level—and yesterday a press release from the department made it official. A “Special Fourth Avenue Enhanced Commercial District” is being proposed from Atlantic Avenue to 24th Street that would require new developments to have retail in “at least 50% of the ground floor frontage,” with at least half of those storefronts being comprised of glass. It would also generally limit curb cuts for new projects to side streets. Community Boards 2, 6 and 7, and the borough president’s office, have 60 days to review the zoning amendment. CB6 will discuss the proposal at its land-use meeting on Thursday.
Special 4th Avenue Enhanced Commercial District [DCP]
Planning to Boost 4th Ave Commercial Use? [Brownstoner]
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