In the story about Brooklyn over-development and "contextual rezoning," it was pointed out that some neighborhoods were currently figuring out how to spur development while protecting low-scale housing. Now it seems that Fort Greene and Clinton Hill have their plan. Brooklyn Papers reports on the rezoning that's expected to pass in mid-2007, which adds more building height to commercial streets while limiting the height on brownstoney interior blocks. Development along Atlantic Avenue would get a bump from 80 feet to 120 feet (Myrtle Ave. would be 80 feet), and the residential blocks would be topped off at 50 feet. Not that that necessarily means anything. Brooklyn Papers also reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission just approved a 60-foot Walentas project for the Cobble Hill Historic District?which also has a 50-foot rule in place. Needless to say, residents are P-O'd.
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