CB9's wonderful intern Ben, from Pratt I might add, has done us the enormous favor of inputting all the zoning for the district. Below you see all of CB9 in her glory. You'll note that most of the district is R6, with Lefferts Manor showing R2 with a smidgen of R5 above it, and then other R2 zones up near Eastern Parkway - the beautiful freestanding mansions on Carroll and President. The area that's R4 to the east of that is a major concern to the Orthodox community, as I've discussed in more depth here previously. There's actually quite a bit of R7-1 along Flatbush/Ocean and Nostrand and parts east, the very distinction that led to the planned 23-story tower at 626 Flatbush. For the purposes of this Town Hall meeting, R7-1 is the name of the game, since there's really no limit to height you can build, if you have a big enough footprint.
Below is the blowup of "our" quadrant, as in Lefferts, and you can see that the junky C2-8 distinction of Empire Blvd has ensured that the stretch from Flatbush to Rogers has stayed fast food and storage etc. The Q happens to reside in a big fat chunk of R6, which too has few restrictions on height if you have big footprint.The building going up at 50 Clarkson, for instance, could go quite high and block the light of tenants living on either side of it, save a covenant from the previous houses that supposedly limits the height of the middle of the three Victorians that were razed. We'll see how that one turns out, perhaps after a bit of a scuffle. Geez, it seems you can't walk ten paces without running into a real estate battle around here.
And how about a hilarious video from a couple years back announcing apartments for rent at the very one and the same? The music alone is worth the price of admission. Which, by the way, is a click of your mouse.
Sorry. Got sidetracked there. Below is what sort of thing you can build in the various zones. Then some maps of the other quadrants.