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Projects & Proposals > Brooklyn > Sunset Park Rezoning Printer Friendly Version
Sunset Park Rezoning - Approved!
Overview | Existing Context & Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

  Update September 30, 2009:
On September 30, 2009 the City Council adopted the Sunset Park Rezoning. The zoning text and map amendments are now in effect.

6th Avenue and 41st Street
6th Avenue and 41st Street
At the request of Community Board 7 and local elected officials, the Department of City Planning proposes zoning map and text amendments for an approximately 128 block area in the Sunset Park neighborhood within Community District 7 in Brooklyn. 

The rezoning area consists of three residential areas within the Sunset Park neighborhood.  The northern area consists of portions of nine blocks between 4th and 5th avenues generally bounded by 29th Street on the north and 38th Street on the south.  The western area consists of parts of four blocks between Second and Third avenues generally bounded by 59th Street on the north and 63rd Street on the south.  The larger area consists of one hundred and fifteen blocks in an area generally bounded by Third Avenue to the west, Eighth Avenue on the east, a line between 39th Street and 40th Street to the north, and a line generally along the Gowanus Expressway to the south.    The area is predominantly zoned R6, with a small C4-3 district mapped along a portion of Fifth Avenue

The rezoning proposal has been developed after extensive discussion with the Community Board, elected officials, and neighborhood residents.  The rezoning aims to preserve neighborhood character and scale by placing height limits throughout the area, allowing for new development where appropriate at a height and scale that is in keeping with the existing context, to create opportunities and incentives for affordable housing through inclusionary zoning, and to support local retail corridors while protecting the residential character of nearby side streets.   

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