Vituperative Grand Street Rezoning Fight in Flier Form
Opponents of the recently enacted Grand Street rezoning, which would limit buildings in a 12-block area around Grand Street in Williamsburg to 40 and 50 feet, have filed a lawsuit challenging the plan. The more low-tech approach to the battle is illustrated here via photos sent along by Miss Heather. One alleges that there would be no nursery school in a recent development because of the elimination of a community facility bonus (that has been widely opposed because things like art galleries have been defined as "community facilities" and allowed developers significant zoning bonuses). The other says that if a building at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Grand Street burned down, the top floor could not be rebuilt (it could, although street frontage in new buildings would be limited to forty feet, with another story that could be added after a setback). We'd love to see the TV ad version of the anti-downzoning campaign.
[Photos courtesy of Miss Heather]