Email Action: No Upzoning of 1620 Cortelyou Road
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Stop the Upzoning of 1620 Cortelyou Road
Click HERE to send an Email Now to the Office of the Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Eugene, Community Board 14, City Planning Chair and other local elected officials!
Demolitions and development are changing the character of our neighborhood without really addressing affordability or the need to more services and infrastructure.
They want to build 45 feet taller which is 64% higher than allowed and an 87% larger building overall (FAR 3.0 to 5.6) than allowed --that is almost double the size of an allowable building!
Save the Date:
Community Board 14 Hearing:
Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 PM.
Via Zoom, details to come.
This site was part of a comprehensive rezoning process in 2009 and was rezoned from R6 to R^A which allowed more residential development, hence it was an upzoning then. And a portion of the lots are in an Inclusionary Housing zone. Besides, the developer can already build a sizable building here and include all the "affordable" units they want if they so choose regardless of Zoning, affordable units are allowed. They do not need an upzoning to make millions to create residential units. Every upzoning undermines the existing zoning which allows for ample development already. Downtown Brooklyn or upzoned Gowanus size and scale development is not appropriate here.
In addition, the site is potentially contaminated, as the environmental assessment shows, but there is not a comprehensive investigation into it, let alone an in-depth cleanup program proposed.
See the Lobbyist Retainer Agreements that are currently available.
See the City Planning Commission Certification package here.
In the end, it is really up to the local Council member who has the power in ULURP.