Carroll Gardens Residents Want Over Development Stopped NOW

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ‘Stop the Clock’ On Development, Say Carroll Gardens Residentsby Phoebe Neidl ([email protected]), published online 08-24-2007 Approximately 150 people gathered at a town hall meeting in Carroll Gardens last week to strategize on ways to shape the future of the neighborhood — a concern given some urgency by the 70-foot development […]

Jamaica Plan Passes City Council Zoning Committee

From the New York Times August 23, 2007Council Committee Backs Rezoning Plan to Turn Jamaica Into an ‘Airport Village’ By DIANE CARDWELL A plan to transform downtown Jamaica, Queens, into a vibrant “airport village” while preserving the quiet, low-scale character of neighboring side streets cleared an important City Council committee yesterday, all but ensuring final […]

Forest Hills' Rezoning Gains Community Board Approval

From the Queens ChronicleForest Hills Rezone Proposal Gets CB 6’s Unanimous Nodby Colin Gustafson, Assistant Editor Homeowners in southern Forest Hills moved one step closer last week to seeing their quiet residential enclave rezoned to protect its lower-density character amid a surge of new real-estate development. Last week, Community Board 6 unanimously approved a city […]

Hospital Attempts to Escape Rezoning

From Landmark West! Public Forum on Jewish Home & Hospital (on 106th Street) Redevelopment PlanWednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m.Jewish Home and Hospital, 120 West 106th Street, Auditorium, First FloorIn the midst of the community’s hard-won effort to rezone the neighborhood between 97-110th Streets, the Jewish Home & Hospital (106th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam) […]

Flatbush to be rezoned?

From Courier-Life 07/27/2007City is ‘down’ with Flatbush rezoningBy Helen Klein In response to requests from area residents and officials to consider down-zoning portions of East Flatbush, the Department of City Planning (DCP) has begun evaluating the western section of the board area for a possible rezoning. Following a meeting with Community Board 17 members, DCP […]

Dyker Heights Rezoning

From The Brooklyn Paper Piece of cake: Dyker downzone is official By Matthew Lysiak A city plan to block over-development in the low-rise neighborhood was approved by the City Council on Wednesday, and community officials heralded the news by cutting into a cake decorated with icing that detailed the new zoning changes. “The cake is […]

Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Downzoned but Some Projects Slip Through

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Downzoned, But Still on the UpriseDateline : Thursday, August 02, 2007By Shane Miller The city may have voted to downzone portions of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill last week to preserve its low-rise character, but that doesn’t mean that some major high-rise development won’t be going ahead as planned. Last […]

Wallabout Rezoning Stymies Tower Development

Wallabout is high over low-rise rezone victory BY RACHEL MONAHANDAILY NEWS WRITERFriday, July 27th 2007, 4:00 AM The City Council has dealt a blow to high-rise towers threatening brownstone blocks in north Brooklyn. Wallabout residents, in particular, were jubilant that the Council approved new zoning that will preserve low-rise blocks there and in Fort Greene […]

Bath Beach Rezoning Efforts Continue Apace

From the Daily News Coming to their census on rezoningBY DENISE ROMANO Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 4:00 AM Bath Beach residents are turning to a novel method to forestall a possible wave of new real estate development that could change the “country-in-the-city” feel of their neighborhood. They are taking an architectural census in response to […]

Now it's Brighton Beach's turn to wait for a rezoning

From Courier-LifeBrighton Beach sweats rezoning – Many fear safeguards won’t come in time to save neighborhoodBy Michèle De Meglio 07/12/2007 Brighton Beach residents are getting antsy while waiting to see if their neighborhood will be downzoned. Residents are pushing for a zoning change to prevent developers from demolishing cozy bungalows and erecting multistory condominiums in […]