The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Zoning Map For New Hudson Ambitions

In a lot of ways, the proposed Planning Study is hard to find consensus about because there's so much conjecture around it. But it's important to note that the most speculation revolves around areas that already have tons of potential to build new units "as of right." A commenter suggested that the parts of the Lefferts neighborhood experiencing a boom are already contextually rezoned. However, this is not correct, as the map of current zoning (above) shows.

The above includes areas of CB9, but everything from the south side of Clarkson down is CB17. Just below and to the east of Clarkson FlatBed is a lot of R7-1, though R6 allows for all manner of nutty stuff, as the planned 23 story tower down Nostrand past Church shows. It's zoned R6, so clearly you don't need R7-1 to go high - if that's your primary concern, which as Q readers will note, is not the only thing I take into consideration.

4 comments:

Alex said...

Tim, can you post a link to this map? Blogger doesn't allow you to zoom in on the image and my old eyes can't make out the street names. Danke!

Anonymous said...

CB14 was rezoned with contextual zoning under Bloomberg. Basically west of Bedford, south of Clarkson and south of Parkside.. I don't know if you consider that "the neighborhood"

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Yes, yes, we've been over that. It's the area of east of Bedford that we're looking at here.

Stacey Paradiso said...

Some additional updates: http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2015/03/breaking-hudson-releases-rendering-details-for-two-big-projects-in-east-flatbush/?ic_source=ic-featured-frontpage-top