BROOKLYN NAVY YARD MIXED-USE ZONING PROPOSAL (2013)

BJH worked with another consulting firm to assist the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) in analyzing potential incentive and rezoning scenarios that were being considered for the report’s recommendations.  In particular, BJH reviewed the possibility of creating an “Innovation Zone” concept that would allow for residential and industrial uses in close proximity (not ruling out the possibility of these varied uses in the same facility).  The idea was to create a vibrant industrial zone that would be able to support more active commercial and retail presence close to the BNY.  Industrially zoned building owners would be asked to commit in perpetuity, with deed restrictions and other City registrations, to a certain amount of industrial square footage related to new allowances for residential uses.