Brooklyn Rezoning Stands Despite Group's Enviro Concerns

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A Brooklyn community group on Wednesday lost its bid to nullify the city's approval of a residential rezoning plan for 15 tax lots in the Williamsburg neighborhood that it argued was not part of a well-considered plan and thus violated city and state planning and environmental rules.

The Williamsburg Community Preservation Coalition argued that the city had been wrong to approve developer JBJ LLC's request to amend a manufacturing zoning district and a mixed-use zoning district in Williamsburg to allow for the establishment of a special...
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