Fed up with one too many Finger buildings, Community Board 1 voted to support City Planning's contextual rezoning of Williamsburg and Greenpoint at its monthly meeting on Monday night; the rezoning covers approximately 180 inland blocks between Grand Street in Williamsburg and Clay Street in Greenpoint. (Click map for larger version.) In addition to limiting building heights, the switch from R6 to R6B zoning also aims to close the community facility loophole that developers have exploited in recent years to squeeze extra square footage into their projects. CB1's support came despite concerns that the rezoning didn't go far enough in limiting heights and encouraging commercial density on Metropolitan Avenue.
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