Bushwick Community Plan Facing Criticism From the Community

The Bushwick Community Plan process is being lead by the members of the community, but has still provoked controversy over issues of gentrification and displacement.
August 14, 2018, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"After almost four years at the task, the Bushwick steering committee for rezoning and its supporters are preparing a framework plan to be debuted this September while facing protests from activists concerned about displacement and unaffordable housing in predominantly low-income communities," reports Sadef Ali Kully.

The Bushwick steering committee is working with technical assistance from the Department of City Planning, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the Department of Buildings to craft the Bushwick Community Plan.

Among the ideas included in the plan in its current state: downzoning on side streets, new density on transit corridors, and new density on specific main streets in the neighborhood.

"If the proposal garners the support of the local Council members and de Blasio administration, then it will begin moving through the environmental review process and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) through which rezonings are approved, amended or rejected," according to Kully.

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Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in City Limits
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