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Projects & Proposals > Brooklyn > Bridge Plaza Rezoning Printer Friendly Version
Bridge Plaza Rezoning Proposal - Approved!
Existing and Proposed Zoning
Introduction and Public Review Process | Existing and Proposed Zoning | Photos
Eight blocks presently zoned M1-1 are proposed to be rezoned to C6-2, C4-3 and R6B. M1-1 is a light manufacturing district, with a maximum permitted floor area ratio (FAR) of 1.0, which allows manufacturing, commercial and some community facility uses, but prohibits residential uses.

M1-1 to R6B
Portions of three blocks east of Flatbush Avenue Extension between Bridge and Gold Streets would be rezoned from M1-1 to R6B. The proposed R6B district covers 40 lots containing the residential core of Bridge Plaza. These lots include 26 two- to five-story residences located on Concord and Duffield Streets, one mixed-use building, two one-story warehouses, nine vacant lots used for vehicle storage or accessory parking and two lots recently sold by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to the New York Garden Trust for community garden use.

The proposed R6B district is a medium-density residential district with a maximum FAR of 2.0, permitting the development of residential and community facility uses. R6B districts have a height limit of 50 feet and new developments must have a minimum base height of 30 feet, and a maximum base height of 40 feet. Street walls of new developments would be required to line up with adjacent buildings up to15 feet from the street line. The R6B district would render all existing residentially occupied lots conforming and prohibit new industrial and commercial development.

M1-1 to C4-3
Portions of two blocks on Concord Street and east of Flatbush Avenue Extension are proposed to be rezoned to C4-3. The 11 lots in the proposed C4-3 district contain five two- and three-story residential buildings with ground floor commercial uses on Flatbush Avenue Extension, an eight-story loft building containing two high schools, a building supply store with accessory parking, and a four-story office building.

Reflecting the existing uses and built character of the area, the proposed C4-3 district is a medium-density general commercial and residential district with a commercial FAR of 3.4 and a residential FAR of 2.43. C4-3 districts permit commercial, residential and community facility development.

M1-1 to C6-2
Two portions of Bridge Plaza, one to the east and one largely to the west of Flatbush Avenue Extension, are proposed to be rezoned from M1-1 to C6-2. The western portion contains four blocks with a mix of commercial, residential and community facility uses. This area includes the 12-story Howard Clothes office building and several other commercial and office uses, a high school, two other community facility uses, five residential buildings, and several small, irregularly shaped, city-owned lots used for parking and open space.

Existing Zoning
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Proposed Zoning
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The proposed C6-2 district east of Flatbush Avenue Extension, on one full block and parts of two blocks, includes frontages along Flatbush Avenue Extension and Tillary Street with a gas station, and a McDonald's restaurant with a drive-thru and adjacent parking and a one-story warehouse. The entire block bounded by Gold, Concord, Prince and Tillary Streets, contains two self storage loft buildings, several auto repair shops and a one story warehouse.

The proposed C6-2 district, a medium-density general commercial and residential district, has a commercial FAR of 6.0 and a residential FAR of 6.02 (R8 equivalent).


Each of the proposed zoning districts would better reflect existing uses and densities, and would allow for limited residential, commercial and community facility development in keeping with the diverse character of Bridge Plaza. In the rezoning area as a whole, the percentage of lots conforming to uses permitted by zoning would increase from 54% to 72% and the percentage of lots complying with bulk (FAR) requirements would increase from 33% to 82%.

Go to: Introduction and Public Review Process | Existing and Proposed Zoning | Photos

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