Brooklyn's Community Board 14 approved the Flatbush Rezoning Proposal without modification. The next step is review by the Borough President's office. The public hearing is this Thursday, 5/7, at 5pm at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street (back entrance), in the Courtroom.
The Flatbush Rezoning Proposal is unusual in several ways, not least of which is the degree to which the Brooklyn office of City Planning worked with Community Board 14 to develop and revise the plan. The proposal is intricate in its detail and deviates from defacto standard DCP practices in order to meet community concerns. It's therefore critical that those who support the plan turn out in force to ensure that the collective voice of our communities carries the proposal forward.
There are three rezoning proposals on the agenda Thursday evening: Greenpoint-Williamsburg, Flatbush, and DUMBO. It's going to be a busy night, and it conflicts with the Brooklyn Blogfest, which starts at 7pm the same evening. It's a short ride on the B25 bus from Borough Hall to powerHouse Arena, the site of the Blogfest, so I hope to make both events on time.
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