Saturday, January 31, 2009

Public Hearings For Coney And Brighton Beach Rezonings

The Bay News earlier reported that the Community Board 13 will be February 25th for Brighton Beach and March 3rd for Coney Island . Located at Coney Island Hospital Auditorium for Brighton and at Lincoln High School Auditorium for Coney Island.

There are supposed to be 2 Board Hearings for Coney. The Community Board deadline for their recommendation is March 30th. The March 3rd hearing is a tentative date thus far, but I expect there will be 2 hearings in March. Then it goes through Marty, City Planning, and City Council, with a bunch more public meetings. writes:

At this point Community Board 13 is anticipating holding two separate hearings on the massive plan to change Coney Island’s current C7 zoning. It is hoped that the zoning change will facilitate the development of 4,500 new units of residential housing and the construction of a 27-acre year-round amusement park.

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The city is desperate to get its Coney Island redevelopment plan realized by the end of this summer, but significant opposition from ride advocates and local elected officials remains.

Besides Coney Island are the controversial proposal to rezone 50 blocks in Brighton Beach. The rezoning would allow taller buildings along Brighton Beach Avenue, which has some local residents opposing the plan, claiming the taller buildings would block sunlight and ocean breeze.

Coney ULURP hearings []
Public Hearings scheduled for Coney and Brighton Rezoning [ConeyRocks]
Brighton Beach rezone - CB13 to hold hearings on plan to revamp 50 blocks []

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