NYC Looks To Trim Parking Requirements For Bklyn Buildings

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT) -- The New York City Planning Commission on Monday proposed changes to parking rules for residential developments in downtown Brooklyn that would halve the mandate to provide spaces for 40 percent of units, eliminate a space requirement for affordable housing projects and create more public parking.

The proposal comes on the heels of a boom in construction in the area, including the development of more than 4,500 new residential units in the last decade that were accompanied by 3,200 parking spaces.

The current rule that for every...
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