Crown Heights’ Community Board 8 forged a first-of-its-kind agreement with a private developer to set aside space for artisans and light manufacturing in a new, mixed-use development.

The agreement, which the civic panel brokered with EMP Capital, requires sections on the ground floor of the planned Pacific Street and Grand Avenue building to be slated only for uses compliant to the board’s vision for the so-called M-Crown rezoning — which would include space that the board deems useful for job creation.

The Grand Avenue rezoning would make way for a 9-story, 64-unit building. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

Crown Heights’ Community Board 8 announced a first-of-its-kind agreement with a private developer to shape their in-the-works construction project along […]

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