Opponents of the resolution expressed they feared that a review of the current zoning would only open the area up for a possibility of more high-rise towers, once the Department of City Planning finishes its final assessment. They requested a re-vote of the resolution.
However, supporters, expressed the hope that rezoning might generate affordable housing and prevent overdevelopment, pursuant to last year’s 55-block rezoning of Crown Heights that allowed for new development on Bedford and Franklin avenues and offered incentives for building affordable units.
After holding a re-vote, the resolution stood with 17 votes against rescinding – including abstentions – and 16 members voting in favor.
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