Brooklyn Today: Backlash in Bushwick over rezoning plan
THE LEDE: Happy Thursday! The city revealed on Tuesday its draft plan for the long-awaited rezoning of Bushwick, and several aspects of it were met with contention. Opponents of the plan interrupted the meeting with comments like “affordable to who?” Though the plan doesn’t yet provide concrete numbers on total additional housing units, the level of increased density and lack of truly affordable housing for low-income residents beyond mandatory developer minimums breaks with the community’s hopes for what the rezoning could have looked like.
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