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Sheepshead Bay Rezoning - Approved!
Overview | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning
View of Emmons Avenue from Sheepshead Bay
View of Emmons Avenue from Sheepshead Bay
The Department of City Planning proposes to rezone portions of eight  blocks and amend the Special Sheepshead Bay District (SSBD) in the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach in Community District 15 . The rezoning area is generally bounded by East 27th Street on the east, Emmons Avenue on the south, Shore Parkway on the north and the mid-block east of Ford Street on the east.

To protect this predominantly low-rise area from out-of-character development, the existing R5 zoning – which permits new housing of all types, including small multi-family apartment houses – would be changed to zoning districts that limit new residential development to one-and-two family houses. In addition, a zoning text amendment would modify the boundaries of the special district to assure against incompatible development.


Public Review
On September 26, 2005, the Department of City Planning certified the proposed applications for Sheepshead Bay as complete, commencing the public Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Community Board 15 voted on October 11th, 2005, to recommend approval of the proposal with conditions. On January 11, 2006, the City Planning Commission approved the Sheepshead Bay rezoning proposal. (PDF Document Read the CPC reports). On February 15th, 2006, the City Council voted to approve the rezoning which is now in effect.

For more information, contact the Brooklyn Office of the Department of City Planning, (718) 780-8280.

Overview | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning

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