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Rezonings for Flatbush, Canarsie Move Forward

Last week, two Brooklyn community boards gave stamps of approval to the Department of City Planning’s proposed rezoning frameworks in their districts.  Community Board 18 approved a contextual rezoning of 300 blocks in the Canarsie area.  This would would be the largest rezoning of its kind in the borough, and ULURP is expected to begin by the end of 2008, according to the Courier. Meanwhile, Community Board 14 approved the City’s much-discussed plan for rezoning 200 blocks of Flatbush.   This rezoning focuses on protecting the homes of Victorian Flatbush, while upzoning some commercial strips and imposing height limits on some apartment buildings where none exitsted before.  ULURP is also expected to begin on this plan by the end of this year, also according to the Courier.