This rezoning has been shelved after a dispute between the de Blasio administration and neighborhood leaders over whether the locally generated Bushwick Community Plan ought to be considered alongside the administration’s plan during the required environmental review.
The two sides disagreed on what might seem like a simple, factual question: whether or not the stakeholders’ vision for the neighborhood was a ‘downzoning.’
The Bushwick rezoning has come to a standstill with the de Blasio administration and Bushwick stakeholders at odds with each other over competing visions for how to channel development in the Brooklyn neighborhood.Read more >
Two Councilmembers and other players want the city to include the Bushwick Community Plan in the environmental impact study, so it can be weighed as an option alongside the mayor’s rezoning plan.Read more >
The city says its environmental review is coming, but won’t say exactly when. A community board is demanding a meeting with City Planning, and an activist group is hounding two Councilmembers.Read more >
Over the last five school years, District 32’s total enrollment has dropped 21 percent. The School Construction Authority’s projections have District 32 shrinking by nearly half over the next decade.Read more >