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Borough president proposes North Brooklyn rezoning

Move would enable developers to build up to 10 stories high
May 02, 2014 03:15PM

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams wants a North Brooklyn zoning revamp that would pave the way for 10-story buildings in the area.

Such a move would make it possible to develop a four-mile stretch that includes bits of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant. The plan would also aid Mayor de Blasio’s goal to add or hold on to 200,000 units of affordable housing, Adams told the New York Daily News. “This is going to be prime real estate,” Adams told the paper. “We can’t create new land, but we do have lots of air rights.”

The area under consideration includes the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and Broadway Junction, the Daily News reported. Adam’s vision would bring a housing mix that is 50 percent market rate, 30 percent middle and 20 percent low-income. [NYDN]Julie Strickland