Officials want to stop the McMansionization of Bay Ridge Councilman上海千花网论坛 says developers abused special permits to expand homes
72nd Street in Bay Ridge (inset: Councilman Vincent Gentile)
Officials in southwest Brooklyn are pushing to get rid of a zoning trick that lets homeowners expand one- and two-family homes.
Community Board 10, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton, is seeking to bar a zoning rule that allows h阿爱上海同城 omeowners to build out one- and two-family homes beyond the area s zoning restrictions. District manager Josephine Beckmann filed a ULURP application on Tuesday to exclude the neighborhoods from the zoning rule, which allows certain homeowners to apply for a special permit for the expansion of floor-area and 10-foot encroachments into the required 30-foot backyards.
The district adopted the zoning rule 20 years ago to encourage families to stay in the area, rather than moving to other neighborhoods for bigger homes, according to a report issued by the City Planning Commission at the time. The idea was to entice fa爱上海同城论坛 milies to grow in place, to add a needed room for a new baby or an extra alcove, Councilman Vincent Gentile told The Real Deal. In practice, however, the special permits have drawn developers.
What has resulted in practice and reality is developers and investors outside this community use this provision to buy property, and the very first thing they would do is apply for a special 爱上海同城手机版 permit, he said. The investors[……]