Just over the line of the C8-2 commercial corridor of Empire that's been a hot topic lately, you'll find lots and lots of R7-1. That's the zoning that led to a 23 story tower on Flatbush. Today comes news that Toomey's, longtime diner on the SE corner of Rogers and Empire, will soon be a 50-60 unit apartment building. Undoubtedly, this will not be a low-rent affair. Not with Lefferts Gardens being the Hot Pocket that it is. And who pray tell is building there? The same lovable lug nuts who brought us this gem, replete with Starbux.
Question is: is this a R5 or an R7-1? Ektorp in his comments below points out the discrepancy.
Which brings up another point. Take a look again at the zoning map in our area. And by "our area" I most certainly include Crown Heights south of Eastern Parkway. There's TONS of room to build up, up, up. Empire from the Park to Rogers is a tiny sliver compared to what else could happen around here.
OR, as Ektorp pointed out...which is it? C2-8, or C8-2? The above document was done by the Planning intern at CB9. Something tells me he switched his numbers around.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.