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Community Board 7 recently okayed zoning changes that would keep developers from constructing large buildings out of character with the rest of the neighborhood. The move will likely complicate the non-profit Jewish Home Lifecare's controversial plan to build a new 20-story nursing home on a 97th Street parcel obtained in a land swap with the developer Joseph Chetrit back in 2011. Chetrit's plans to build two 11-story buildings on West 105th and 106th streets were approved by CB7 and won't be affected by the new zoning law. Construction will begin in 2017 after JHL vacates the premises, provided the Department of City Planning approves the project. Hey, while we're on the subject, why not check out our latest longform feature on the history of the Brooklyn waterfront rezone? [DNAinfo]