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Projects & Proposals > Brooklyn > Downtown Brooklyn Printer Friendly Version
Downtown Brooklyn - Approved!
Introduction | Economic Perspective | The Plan | Public Commitment | Public Review
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Existing Zoning
The predominant existing zoning in Downtown Brooklyn is either C6-1 (6 FAR), C5-4 or C6-4 (10 FAR), mid- to high-density commercial districts allowing a range of office, retail, residential and community facility uses. C6 districts allow a slightly greater range of retail uses, such as auto services and theaters, than a C5 district. The Special Downtown Brooklyn District (indicated by the dotted line on the map below) includes urban design guidelines for major streets in Downtown Brooklyn. These guidelines require streetwall and retail continuity, street tree plantings and restrictions on new curb cut locations along important pedestrian corridors, including Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Willoughby and Court Streets.

Zoning Changes
The proposed zoning changes, as revised on April 29, 2004, are designed to encourage new office development and academic expansion space within the commercial core and, in the surrounding areas, new residential development with attractive ground-floor retail.

map of downtown brooklyn: proposed zoning

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