The Costs of Rezoning – A Cautionary Tale

As Brooklyn neighborhoods get rezoned, mom-and-pop businesses and longtime residents can become collateral damage. With the city mulling over a major rezoning in Gowanus, some locals there are turning to Fourth Avenue, rezoned in 2003, for lessons to learn from past mistakes.

This is the core message of a recent detailed look at rezoning, and one of our trustees, S.J. Avery, is clearly an expert the author relied on.

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