ULURP Begins for Carroll Gardens Rezoning


A year and a half after the passage of a Narrow Streets Text Amendment, the Department of City Planning announced the beginning of the public review period (known as ULURP) for a more comprehensive rezoning of the Carroll Gardens and nearby Columbia Street; the new measures would put certain height and density limitations in place aimed at preserving the scale and character of the low-slung residential neighborhood. “I promised the community last November that we would begin public review in June on a rezoning proposal to protect the neighborhood’s low-scale character,” said City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden. “Today we are fulfilling that promise as well as furthering Mayor Bloomberg’s strategy to protect the city’s low-scale neighborhoods by bringing zoning protections to these unique areas." The contextual zoning changes, including the introduction of an R6B district, came about as a result of hard work by members of the community, Community Board 6 itself and Council Member Bill De Blasio. Details can be found in the press release below.
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