After several years in the making, the proposed downzoning/contextual zoning for Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront reached the final stage today at City Council (and was presumably approved), marking a huge success in maintaining the physical appearance of our neighborhoods and preventing out of context development.
Check out some more coverage of this topic from around the web last week here:
Brooklyn Hoods Caught Up in Rezoning Craze (Curbed)
Carroll Gardens Downzone on a Roll (Brooklyn Paper)
Carroll Gardens Rezoning Close, Boerum Hill Wants In (Brownstoner)
Carroll Gardens/ Columbia Waterfront Area Contextual Rezoning Moves to City Council (Pardon Me For Asking) ** Note that this post includes some interesting criticisms of the process and final plan that are worth reading**