This report summarizes community priorities and recommendations for the Atlantic Avenue area and neighboring blocks in Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant. The report will inform planning for potential zoning changes, environmental review, and future investments in the area.
We expect to release a draft zoning proposal in September 2023. Join us at upcoming public meetings We released a draft zoning proposal at a virtual public meeting on September 6, 2023. Join us at an upcoming in-person public meeting in October to continue discussing the proposal. Check back soon for date and location!
Atlantic Avenue Mixed-Use Plan (AAMUP) Scoping Meeting
Save the date: October 17, 2023, 2pm
Join us at this remote public meeting to give input on the plan’s environmental review scope and process. Scoping meetings give the public a voice in a proposal’s environmental impact statement, a document disclosing environmental impacts and mitigation.
This series of public events, held winter through spring 2023, focused on developing a shared community vision and priorities for the AAMUP area. The series included community planning workshops and working group meetings that were focused on specific topics.
Building on community planning discussions so far, participants workshopped community priorities for the Atlantic Avenue area.
Participants workshopped "opportunity statements,” which are statements reflecting community goals for the Atlantic Avenue area, and began writing community priorities.
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Participants went on walking tours around the Atlantic Avenue area before gathering at an open house to discuss ideas and opportunities for the Atlantic Avenue Mixed-Use Plan.
During this first set of working groups for the Atlantic Avenue Mixed-Use Plan, participants shared ideas for the future of Atlantic Avenue.
Community members joined city agencies, elected officials and facilitator WXY to learn about the community planning process and share thoughts on Atlantic Avenue.
Community Board 8 has led planning efforts within the area, which is commonly referred to as M-CROWN (Manufacturing, Commercial, and Residential Opportunities for a Working Neighborhood).
Since 2016, NYC Planning has worked closely with the Board, elected officials, and community members, including neighboring Community Board 3, to develop a shared vision for growth that supports local goals of creating job centers, affordable housing, and public realm improvements.
In 2018, NYC Planning presented background on the study (read it here) with a draft land use framework and how it could support the community’s vision.
In April 2022 — in response to a request from elected officials, Community Board leaders, nonprofit organizations, and other community members — NYC Planning committed to advance a proposal for a neighborhood rezoning and needed investments for infrastructure and public services.
NYC Planning will continue to closely collaborate with community members and City partners as we build a plan together. This process will culminate in a formal public review, anticipated for 2024. Learn more about the public review process here.