Carter Ledyard client Angelina Gatto Trust marked a major land use milestone on October 25th, 2022, when the New York City Council approved the zoning actions required to develop an under-utilized parcel of land in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The City Council vote, which approved a rezoning, zoning text amendment and special permit, is the culmination of years of planning efforts on behalf of our client and marks the successful completion of the public and environmental review processes under the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) AND THE City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR).
The Trust property was originally improved with housing, which was demolished over 50 years ago. Due to a restrictive manufacturing zoning designation imposed in 1961, development options were limited. The proposed rezoning would allow residential uses on the Trust property and improvements to other grandfathered residential buildings located on the block. The accompanying Special Permit would waive the parking requirement for the proposed building. The land use approvals will facilitate badly needed housing in a transit rich location.
Carter Ledyard’s team was led by land use partner Paul J. Proulx and assisted by associate Nicholas Tapert.
City Council Trims Housing in Ninth Street Gowanus Rezoning (therealdeal.com)