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Projects & Proposals > Brooklyn > Dyker Heights/Ft. Hamilton Printer Friendly Version
Dyker Heights/Ft. Hamilton Rezoning - Approved!
Introduction
Introduction | Existing Context & Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review


  Update July 25, 2007:
On July 25, 2007 the City Council adopted the Dyker Heights/Ft. Hamilton zoning changes as proposed (see PDF Document CPC report C 070387 ZMK). The zoning changes are now in effect.


Introduction
Dyker Heights / Ft. Hamilton Locator Map
Locator Map
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The Department of City Planning proposes zoning map changes for approximately 160 blocks in the Dyker Heights and Ft. Hamilton neighborhoods of Brooklyn's Community District 10. The area proposed for rezoning is generally bounded by the Bay Ridge Division railroad right-of-way at 62nd Street to the north, Poly Place to the south, 14th Avenue to the east and the Gowanus Expressway to the west.

Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton are predominantly one and two-family neighborhoods. Detached and semi-detached homes surrounded by lawns and gardens, well maintained rowhouse blocks and local retail corridors provide a small town atmosphere. The opening of the 4th Avenue subway line in 1915 brought substantial growth to the area through the mid-twentieth century. Many of the large lots, vestiges of mansions built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, remain with updated and newer one-and two family homes. Recently, there has been a growing concern that one- and two-family homes are being torn down and replaced with attached, multi-family apartment buildings eroding the character of certain blocks.

The lower-density and contextual zoning districts proposed – R3X, R3A, R4-1, R4B and R5B --would preserve the existing scale and character of Dyker Heights' and Ft. Hamilton's low-rise blocks. New, moderate-density residential development would be directed to commercial corridors already defined by three-to four-story row houses with ground floor retail uses – 86th Street, Ft. Hamilton Parkway, 11th and 13th Avenues. Along these corridors, the mid-density contextual zoning districts proposed – C4-2A and R6B – would establish height limits consistent with neighboring apartment houses and would deter development of overly large community facility and mixed residential/community facility buildings.


Existing Character
Single-family, detached - 82nd Street and 11th Avenue
One- family, detached - 82nd Street and 11th Avenue
One- and Two-family, detached - 12th Avenue and 63rd Street
One- family, detached - 12th Avenue and 63rd Street
One- and Two-family, semi-detatched - 10th Avenue and 76th Street
One- and two- family, semi-detatched - 10th Avenue and 76th Street
Multi-family Row houses - Ft. Hamilton Parkway at 70th Street
Multi-family row houses - Ft. Hamilton Parkway at 70th Street
R6B: Row house with ground-floor retail - Ft. Hamilton Parkway and 70th St
R6B: Row house with ground-floor retail - Ft. Hamilton Parkway and 70th Street
C4-2A apartment buildings along 86th Street Corridor
C4-2A apartment buildings along 86th Street Corridor




Introduction | Existing Context & Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review


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