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South Park Slope Rezoning - Approved!
Overview | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning

The Department of City Planning proposes zoning map changes and a zoning text amendment for 50 blocks in the South Park Slope area of Community District 7, Brooklyn. The rezoning area is generally bounded by 15th Street on the north, Fourth Avenue on the west, Prospect Park West on the east, and 24th Street and Green-Wood Cemetery on the south. The proposed zoning would protect the predominantly low-rise character of the neighborhood, reinforce several avenue corridors for mixed retail/residential buildings, and provide opportunities for apartment house construction with incentives for affordable housing on Fourth Avenue within the rezoning area.

Within the rezoning area, more than 500 housing units have been constructed or have received building permits in the past three years. Many of these units are in buildings developed under the R6 Quality Housing program and are generally appropriately scaled and represent positive investment in the revitalization of this area. As market demand for housing within the desirable Park Slope neighborhood extends farther south, however, several out-of-scale nine to fourteen-story tower developments have been proposed that would be inconsistent with the neighborhood’s low-rise, rowhouse character.

Rowhouses on 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
Rowhouses on 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
Rowhouses on 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
Rowhouses on 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues

Public Review

The Department of City Planning certified the South Park Slope Uniform Land Use Review Procedure application on August 22nd, 2005. Community Board 7 voted on August 24th, 2005, to recommend approval of the proposal. On October 19, 2005, the City Planning Commission approved the applications for zoning map and text changes for South Park Slope.(PDF Document Read the CPC Reports.) On November 16, 2005, the City Council adopted the zoning map and text changes which are now in effect. PDF Document View the adopted zoning map.

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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