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Greenpoint-Williamsburg - Approved!
Upland Areas - Proposed Upland Zoning Map
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          Upland Areas: Proposed Zoning
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Upland Areas:
Neighborhood Scale and Context
Proposed Upland Zoning Districts
• Proposed Upland Zoning Map

By combining the fine-tuned selection of appropriate zoning districts with the land use framework, the proposed zoning map for the upland areas of Greenpoint-Williamsburg respects the physical character of these neighborhoods and, at the same time, creates potential for much-needed new housing, including opportunities for new affordable housing under the Mayor’s housing plan. It also creates a framework for legalizing converted loft buildings, which cannot legalize under current zoning, and protects vital industrial areas.

R6B, R6A, and R6 districts are proposed for areas where existing uses are primarily residential, reinforcing this residential neighborhood character.

Special Mixed Use (MX) Districts are mapped to permit a mix of uses, pairing an M1-2 industrial district with either an R6B, R6A, R7A, or R6 residential district.

• Commercial overlays would be mapped on both primary and secondary retail corridors such as Bedford Avenue and Grand Street. (Mixed-use districts would also permit commercial use.)

• Manufacturing zoning (M3) would be retained in the area surrounding the Domino Sugar plant on the Williamsburg waterfront. In the industrial area west of McCarren Park, and on the two northernmost blocks between Manhattan Avenue and the Pulaski Bridge approach, M1-2 (light industrial) zones are proposed in order to require enclosure of new industrial uses.

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