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City Planning/Zoning

CB14 Special Meeting

Brooklyn Community Board 14 will hold a special joint meeting of the Executive and Community Environment Committees and Interested Board Members on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 7:00 PM at the  Brooklyn Community Board 14 District Office (810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230.) The agenda will include the refinement and completion of Board comments on the City Planning Department’s (CPC) proposals for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) & the Zoning for Quality & Affordability Text Amendment (ZQA.) For more information on MIH, please click here. For more information on ZQA, please click here.

ZQA-MIH Public Hearing

The public is invited to attend a Public Hearing on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7 PM at the CB14 District Office (810 East 16 Street, Brooklyn). The Public Hearing will include a presentation by the New York City Department of City Planning on the proposed Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment (ZQA) & Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH.) For more information on the proposed items, please visit the following links:

Road Closure: Ocean Ave. Entrance to Prospect Park

The roadway entrance to Prospect Park at Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, June 18th.
Click here to view the DOT Parkside Project plans.

Citywide Statement of Needs for FY 2013 & 2014

The Citywide Statement of Needs, FY 2013 and 2014 are now available for review by the residents of Community Board 14. The Statement of Needs describes City facilities that are proposed for closing or expansion in the next two (2) years. Community Board 14 will be submitting comments on these documents no later than April 30, 2012.

Please click on the links below for more information.
Letter to Community Residents regarding Citywide Statement of Needs

Citywide Statement of Needs for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014

Zone Green Text Amendment







Click here to find out more about the Zone Green Text Amendment.

Help Plan The City’s Waterfront!

The Department of City Planning (DCP)  is currently preparing Vision 2020: The NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, and they want your help. This plan will establish the city’s long range vision for a 21st Century waterfront, identifying opportunities for improvement and the strategies needed to realize this new vision.

DCP is holding workshops in every borough to get input on the plan. Please come to the upcoming workshop in Brooklyn.

MAY 17, 2010
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Address is 29 Fort Greene Place. Use Entrance at Dekalb Ave.
& S. Elliot Pl.* Event starts in Main Auditorium.

What is the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan?
The City’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan is a framework for the citywide reclamation of the waterfront, guiding land use decisions along New York City’s shoreline. Recommendations for Vision 2020 are expected in the Fall, and a full report to be presented to the City Council and the public by end of 2010.

What is the purpose of these workshops?
We want to hear your suggestions for how to improve your waterfront. At the workshops, the Department will start with a short presentation of the findings of our assessment of resources of Brooklyn’s waterfront- what public access exists today, where there are industrial activities, the natural areas, etc. We’ll then break into small groups to discuss particular segments of the Borough’s waterfront, what we refer to as Reaches. In these small group discussions, we want to hear from you and hear your suggestions for how you envision improving the waterfront.

Visit our website for plan updates and to share your ideas and comments with us:

City Council Adopts Flatbush Rezoning

On July 29, 2009, the City Council adopted the Flatbush Rezoning, 47-0. The zoning map and text changes are now in effect.  We greatly appreciate the hard work of our elected officials, the neighborhood associations and their able leadership, and particularly the great staff at the Brooklyn office of the Department of City Planning for making this happen!

For more information on the zoning change, visit the Department of City Planning‘s website.

City Council Flatbush Rezoning Public Hearing

The New York City Council’s Zoning & Franchises Committee will be conducting a public hearing on the Flatbush Rezoning proposal next Monday, July 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM in the Committee Room at City Hall.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.  The final step in the rezoning process will be a vote by the City Council on whether to adopt the changes.

For a complete breakdown of the process, visit the Department of City Planning‘s website.

Flatbush Rezoning Update

Community Board 14 has learned that the City Planning Commission voted in favor of the Flatbush rezoning plan as submitted.  The next and final step in the process is adoption by the New York City Council.  The Council’s hearing is scheduled for July 27, 2009.  More details will be posted as they become available.

Flatbush Rezoning Public Hearing

Title: Flatbush Rezoning Public Hearing
Start Date: 2009-06-03

Wednesday June 3 Flatbush Rezoning Public Hearing Department of City Planning 22 Reade Street, Manhattan, 10:00 AM

Flatbush Rezoning Process Update

The Flatbush rezoning proposal began formal public review on March 2, 2009 with the Department of City Planning’s Certification of the Uniform Land Use Review (ULURP) application (C 090336 ZMK and N 090335 ZRK).

Brooklyn Community Board 14 held its public hearing on Thursday, April 2, 2009, and the consensus of the members was to recommend that the rezoning plan be approved as submitted.  On Monday, April 20, 2009, the Board adopted the recommendation and approved of the rezoning plan.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz held a public hearing on the proposal on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Brooklyn Borough Hall.   The next step in the process is for the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing on the plan on June 3, 2009.

The following table outlines the process:


Target Dates

Department of City Planning certification March 3, 2009
Community Board 14 Approval April 20, 2009
Brooklyn Borough President Hearing May 7, 2009
Brooklyn Borough President Review Must be completed by May 21, 2009
City Planning Commission Hearing June 3, 2009 (tentative)
City Planning Commission Review Must be completed by July 20, 2009
City Council Review 50 Days

If you have any questions about the process, please contact CB14 at 718-859-6357 or by e-mail at

Flatbush Rezoning Proposal Certified; Public Hearing Scheduled for April 2nd

The New York City Department of City Planning has certified the Flatbush Rezoning Proposal, and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for adopting this zoning text amendment has begun.

The following documents explain the details of the rezoning:

The public hearing notice is as follows:


Emergency Executive & Interested Members Meeting

Title: Executive & Interested Members
Start Date: 2009-03-19

The New York City Department of City Planning has agreed to brief our Board on the Inclusionary Housing Zoning Text Amendment.  This is particularly important because, upon the anticipated adoption of the Flatbush rezoning proposal, these Inclusionary Housing rules will apply to certain portions of our district.

Chairman Alvin Berk is, therefore, calling an emergency meeting of Community Board 14′s Executive Committee for Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 6 PM in the CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street between Avenue H and the Dead End.

Unfortunately, the March calendar has already been distributed.  However, the information about this meeting, the Flatbush Rezoning and the Inclusionary Housing Zoning Text Amendment are on our website for your review

Please do not hesitate to contact District Manager Doris Ortíz at 718-859-6357 if you require further information.