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Community Planning

B.P. Brewer and West Side elected officials raise concerns over threat to Garment Center

B.P. Brewer and West Side elected officials wrote to leaders of the City Planning Commission and Economic Development Corporation (EDC), raised concerns over planned zoning changes for Manhattan’s Garment Center and urging the agencies to delay their plans and consult more thoroughly with garment industry stakeholders. The planned zoning text amendment would scrap protections for industrial and manufacturing spaces the garment and fashion industries rely on, and pins those industries’ future to new spaces in Brooklyn that aren’t ready yet.

The EDC’s original plan called for an April 3 start date for the zoning change’s public review, but the agency has told the local Community Board that the plan is being pushed back, and the new target date is unknown.

Categories: Community Planning, Zoning