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Projects & Proposals > Brooklyn > Greenpoint-Williamsburg Printer Friendly Version
Greenpoint-Williamsburg - Approved!
Waterfront Development - Illustrative Images
Overview | Planning Framework | Upland Areas | Waterfront Access
Waterfront Development
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Waterfront Development:
Goals and Constraints
Proposal
• Illustrative Images
Illustrative Animations

Note: The graphics below are illustrative representations of development under the proposed zoning, and do not represent the amount of development expected in the foreseeable future as a result of the action.

As shown in this illustrative massing of the blocks between N. 4th and N. 7th Street in Williamsburg, the proposed zoning regulations achieve a low-rise edge with the community, with buildings of no more than six stories, and shift taller buildings toward the waterfront. The proposed text changes yield varied heights, producing a compelling skyline. Finally, the average FAR of 4.3 across development sites makes possible superior site planning.

Proposed zoning for blocks between N. 4th and N. 7th Street Illustrative massing under the proposed zoning regulations

The proposed zoning was modeled for all development sites within the rezoning area. As shown in the illustrative massing of these sites, a variety of site plans that follow the waterfront development principles outlined above could be produced under the proposal.


The renderings below illustrate the type of new development that would be possible under the proposed zoning, including public open spaces along the waterfront and a sensitive transition to the existing neighborhood.

rendering looking south along West Street from the intersection of Freeman Street
Looking south along West Street from the intersection of Freeman Street. The proposed 65-foot height limits along the west side of Commercial Street, West Street, and Kent Avenue requires waterfront development to meet the neighborhood at a low scale.
rendering looking west along the extension of North 4th Street in Williamsburg.
Looking west along the extension of North 4th Street in Williamsburg. The proposed Waterfront Access Plan would require new development to include publicly accessible waterfront open spaces.
rendering looking north along West Street at the intersection of Commercial Street.
Looking north along West Street at the intersection of Commercial Street. The proposed enlargement of Newtown Barge Park would open to the public the water's edge and spectacular views.
rendering of the view from the East River of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront
View from the East River of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront, illustrating new parks and a continuous waterfront esplanade, along with the theoretical maximum development on waterfront sites. Proposed zoning text changes ensure variation in building heights along the waterfront.
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