City Planning Presents Dumbo Rezoning Proposal

Our friends at both Brownstoner and Gowanus Lounge have great summaries of The Department of City Planning’s preliminary proposal for the rezoning of Dumbo. According to a Brooklyn Daily Eagle article, in attendance were representatives of Councilman David Yassky, representatives of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Community Board 2, the Dumbo Neighborhood Association, the Dumbo Business Improvement District and property owners. City planning presented proposed boundaries to allow buildings to be built up to 12 stories tall along Jay Street, with street level fronts rising to 6-8 stories. Buildings along Bridge Street could rise to 8 stories, with 4-6 stories at street level. [Google Maps] The land use review process should begin in the fall and will have a plan ready for approval by Spring or Summer of 2009.

This could mean that some of the two/three story buildings along the east side of Jay Street between Front and John Street could be built up to 12 stories tall (provided that the Landmark Commission approves the designs). It’s not as likely that the west side of Jay Street will be rebuilt higher anytime soon since those buildings already rise over 7 stories. The west side of Jay Street include:

{Brooklyn Planning Director Explains Dumbo Rezoning, 04Mar2008, Gowanus Lounge}
{Planning Reveals More Deets About Dumbo Rezoning Plan, 04Mar2008, Brownstoner}
{City Pushing Dumbo Rezone for 2009, 04Mar2008, Curbed}

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