Just in from our friends at the Park Slope Civic Council, see below for rally info to oppose zoning changes that would greatly harm historic districts like our own Cobble Hill.
Concerned neighborhood organizations throughout New York City are holding a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, March 25th at 3:00pm to express their concerns about Mayor De Blasio’s citywide re-zoning proposal, “Zoning for Quality and Affordability,” which would drastically reduce neighborhood zoning protections and raise height limits throughout the city. If adopted, the proposal poses a serious threat to Park Slope’s cherished streetscapes on hundreds of blocks outside the historic district through tear downs and multi-story additions to existing buildings. Coupled with the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s slow down in processing the extension of the Park Slope Historic District, it would undo many of the positive steps the neighborhood has taken over the last 10 years to safeguard Park Slope’s character.
Please join your neighbors in expressing your concern by attending the rally and the public hearing that will immediately follow.
Date: Wednesday, March 25 1st Event: Press Conference and Rally
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Steps of City Hall, City Hall Park, New York, NY 10007
2nd Event: Public Hearing on Citywide Re-Zoning Proposal
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: New York City Department of City Planning
22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007
(a few blocks away from City Hall)
The press conference will be at 3:00pm and the public hearing on the scoping begins at 4:00pm at a few blocks away at City Planning, 22 Reade Street.