North Bed Stuy Zoned Down

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Last week the Observer reported that the City Planning Commission voted to downzone Bed Stuy, limiting side street development to four stories and avenue development to 12 stories. The change takes place over 140 blocks of north Bed Stuy, from Flushing Ave to the north, Quincy Avenue to the south, Classon and Franklin to the West, and Broadway to the east. (Check out the full zoning map here.) The CPC also outlined an an exclusionary housing bonus, allowing developers to exceed zoning maximums if they set aside 20 percent of their projects for affordable housing. Public review for this rezoning began at the beginning of the summer.
City Planning Commission Approves Rezoning in Bed Stuy [NY Observer]
Public Review Begins for Bed Stuy North Rezoning [Brownstoner]

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