Tuesday, March 4, 2008

DNA Forces City's Hand, Releases Dumbo Rezoning Proposal Earlier Than Planned

The City Planning Department -- "somewhat earlier than it had planned" -- has made public its draft proposal for rezoning a large part of Dumbo, writes Dennis Holt in the Brooklyn Eagle.

The early release was forced by last week’s issuing of a plan drawn up by the Dumbo Neighborhood Association (DNA), intended to curb a David Walentas project for Dock Street, very close to the Brooklyn Bridge. Its boundaries include the parcel where Walentas wants to build, which City Planning’s map does not.

As DumboNYC reminded us back in July, Council member David Yassky is opposed to the Walentas proposal, in spite of the middle school sweetener Walentas threw in. The New York Times published a letter from Yassky last year which read, in part:

“Families should not need to accept an inappropriate building for the soon-to-be-landmarked Dumbo neighborhood in order to get a much-needed middle school."

- City, Amid Controversy, Releases Proposal for Dumbo Rezoning Brooklyn Eagle

- City Planning Presents Dumbo Rezoning Proposal DumboNYC

- Planning Reveals More Deets About Dumbo Rezoning Plan Brownstoner

- Brooklyn Planning Director Explains Dumbo Rezoning The Gowanus Lounge

- Save the Brooklyn Bridge, Stop This Building Save the Brooklyn Bridge

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