Community Boards Back in Session

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    Summer recess is over and community boards are back in session this month, with many of them welcoming new members for the year. At least one board, Community Board 2, plans to discuss Mayor de Blasio-led proposals for changes to zoning and affordable housing.

    Brooklynites should be hearing a lot more about these proposals soon, as several are scheduled to kick off their formal public review process this month.

    Here are a few boards meeting the week of September 7.

    Community Board 1 (Greenpoint and Williamsburg)
    6:30 p.m. September 8 at the Swinging 60s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street. Community Board 1 typically meets the second Tuesday of every month, but will switch to Wednesday in September and October because of Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends.

    Community Board 2 (Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fulton Ferry, and Clinton Hill)
    6 p.m. September 9 at Ryerson Tower, 309 Lafayette Avenue. Community Board 2 typically meets the second Tuesday of every month, but will switch to Wednesday in September and October because of Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. Agenda includes presentations on OneNYC and the Economic Development Corporation’s Citywide Ferry Service. The Department of City Planning’s Alex Sommer will present the city’s proposals for rezoning, changes to building heights, and affordable housing, called Zoning for Quality and Affordability.

    Community Board 6 (Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, Cobble Hill)
    6:30 p.m. September 9 at NYPD/78th Precinct, 65 6th Avenue, fourth-floor courtroom.

    Community Board 8 (Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Weeksville)
    7-9:30 p.m. September 10 at Concern for Independent Living, 151 Rochester Avenue. Agenda includes a presentation on Here Comes Solar by program manager Elana Bulman; Housing/ULURP Committee; SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee; and reports from the Economic Development, Environment/Sanitation and Health committees.

    Community Board 11 (Bath Beach, Gravesend, Mapleton, Bensonhurst)
    No details were available on Community Board 11’s website, but the board typically meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month, which would be September 10.

    Photo via Brooklyn Community Board 16

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