Senate Bill S6760, which proposed an elimination of the cap on the residential floor area ratio (FAR), was quashed late last week.
Should the bill be passed, development in some of New York’s highest density areas, including Downtown Brooklyn, would be significantly less restricted.
Brooklyn has changed a whole lot over the last century -- now there's a plan to discuss the future of how the borough will be zoned over the next 100 years.
As New York continues to struggle with its high rents and expanding population, two bills have been proposed that could pave the way for residential buildings of any size in dense areas such as Downtown Brooklyn.
Protesters upset by the City Council's approval of Mayor de Blasio's zoning proposals are calling for the city's community boards to have more power. Should community boards be elected and their votes binding? Or is the system working just fine as it is?
To bring economic development to the area, Borough President Eric Adams has proposed relocating government offices to Broadway Junction in East New York.
In the largest zoning change since 1961, the de Blasio administration successfully pushed for the City Council to pass two major initiatives last week — Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability. Here's how these changes will affect Brooklyn residents, historic districts, and neighborhoods like East New York.
As city agencies and community members continue to weigh the pros and cons of the East New York rezoning plan, the New York City Department of City Planning earlier this month released the final environmental impact statement, shedding light on the proposal’s potential effects on some of the area’s most landmark-eligible structures.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning proposal has gotten a lot of flak from local community boards, but at least one Brooklyn City Council member is throwing his support behind the plan. And he’s gunning for a ‘Burg-style rezoning of Bushwick — but, this time, with tons of mandatory affordable housing.
Brooklynites jammed Brooklyn Borough Hall on Wednesday for the City Planning Commission’s public hearing on the mayor’s controversial plan to rezone East New York.