We are in the middle of a housing crisis, unemployment is at record highs and many are struggling to pay rent.
Institute for Community Living wants to replace their four-story, 107-year-old building at the corner of Willoughby Avenue.
Council Speaker Corey Johnson unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would completely overhaul the city’s land use process, which critics have long derided as “broken.”
The neighborhood-wide land use changes will go through the city’s lengthy Uniform Land Use Review Procedure giving the public, local politicians, and planning officials a chance to weigh in on the large-scale proposal.
The City Council’s Land Use sub-committee voted unanimously to approve the controversial 312 Coney Island Avenue rezoning in Windsor Terrace after the area’s Councilman, Brad Lander, voiced support for the project during the December 7 hearing.
City Planning is proposing zoning measures in southern Brooklyn’s coastal neighborhoods that could help property owners protect their homes in flood-prone areas.
A Kings County Supreme Court judge granted a temporary restraining order halting the certification of a controversial Crown Heights rezoning that neighborhood activists allege skipped out on crucial community input.
City officials say they plan to start meeting with local community stakeholders about the proposal in the coming weeks.
Sunset Park locals want to rezone the waterfront for green energy jobs and revise the City Charter to allow community-led rezonings.
Industry City leaders pulled the rezoning application for the sprawling Sunset Park complex on Tuesday after a host of Brooklyn lawmakers announced their opposition to the plan.