Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Can Re-zoning Save the City from Future Canyons of Mediocrity?

City Planning Wants Zoning Changes to Prevent Bulky Buildings (Curbed)

"No one likes Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue, including the Department of City Planning whose policies in part drove the throughway to become a canyon of bulky, monolithic buildings. As the De Blasio administration proposes major overhauls to the city's zoning in order to bring more affordable and quality housing to the city, everyone's trying to make sure that the policy caveats that allowed Fourth Avenue to become a so-called Canyon of Mediocrity don't move forward. Next City looked into what DCP has up its sleeve to prevent the city's future Fourth Avenues and it mostly boils down to tacking on an additional five to 15 feet of height. "

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