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Brooklyn's CB13 Approves Coney Island Rezoning

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Bloomberg administration's proposal to rezone Coney Island has been approved by the local community board. The board's vote is advisory only, but it's the first step in a long process to move the plan forward.

Last week Coney Island residents packed a public hearing to express their concerns that the proposal doesn't set aside enough land for outdoor amusements, or that it won't create enough well-paying jobs.

One potential stumbling block for the plan: the city still has to find a way to purchase or condemn nearly a dozen prime acres owned by developer Joe Sitt.

The Brooklyn Borough President is the next to weigh in on the rezoning.

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