Jay Street Transit Gateway
On December 1, 2003, the Department of City Planning
certified the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)
applications for the Downtown Brooklyn Development
Plan as complete. The applications were referred to
Community Board 2 for a public hearing and a recommendation.
Following the Community Board, the Brooklyn Borough
President issued a recommendation approving the Plan
with conditions/ modifications.
In response to comments received during the public
review process, the Departments of City Planning and
Housing Preservation and Development revised portions
of the Plan on April 29, 2004. The revisions include
deleting several existing and proposed urban renewal
sites, removing proposed changes to urban renewal sites
and removing two proposed rezonings.
On May 10, 2004, the City Planning Commission unanimously
approved all of the actions of the Downtown Brooklyn
Development Plan (read the CPC
Reports and DPC
Press Release). On June 28, 2004, the City Council
adopted the proposal with a modification to the zoning
text amendment. The modification establishes a building
height limit of 400 feet south of Tillary Street, east
of Flatbush Avenue Extension and north of Willoughby
Street within the Special Downtown Brooklyn District
(read the Mayor's
Press Release on the plan's approval and new economic
development in Downtown Brooklyn).
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is
available from the NYC
Economic Development Corporation.