Community Planning in East New York, Brooklyn

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | noon - 5 p.m.
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East New York, Brooklyn, is a populous and diverse community well-connected to the transit system. It is the first neighborhood to undergo a comprehensive community planning process and be rezoned under the de Blasio administration through the framework of New York City's new affordable housing plan.

The East New York Neighborhood Plan, developed through collaboration between city agencies and community members, addresses needs for affordable housing, economic development and community resources. While zoning changes are one tool used to spur development, the plan also includes commitments to fund affordable housing, programs to support business and job growth, and investments in resources such as schools, parks, and transportation. This long-term plan has the potential to facilitate the creation of thousands of new units of affordable housing over the coming years, as well as a more livable and equitable community.

The walking tour will lead you through transit hubs, vibrant commercial corridors, residential blocks and an industrial area, with stops at key sites for new affordable housing, a new school, and a new community center. You will hear about the public engagement process and the development of the plan from city officials as well as local leaders. The tour concludes at a recently built affordable housing development that includes a community art space at the ground floor, where we will enjoy a delicious local lunch.

Speakers

Koren Manning , Department of City Planning , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)
Winston Von Engel , AICP , New York , NY (see bio)
Kerensa Wood , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)