Council members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal released a joint statement yesterday decrying the city’s plan to rezone much of Bushwick while disregarding input from members of the community.
They voiced their frustrations at a public scoping meeting, marking the beginning of the environmental review process, Thursday.
At Community Board 4’s Land Use Committee meeting Tuesday night, City Planning introduced a draft of the Bushwick rezoning plan.
Among the recommendations, the plan asks for deeper affordability, the preservation of manufacturing areas, and three historic districts.
The group wants the developer to drop existing businesses on Wyckoff Avenue from the rezoning area and make the development more affordable and smaller.
For a number of years, Bushwick residents have been working on a proposal that will serve as a guide for a possible rezoning of the neighborhood. But what is its status?
The history of Bushwick is written in its architecture.