The Sunnyside Gardens Historic District has been approved by the City Planning Commission and is on its way to the final City Council vote on Oct. 9, but a new amendment intended to streamline the construction-permit application process is raising eyebrows among historic-preservation boosters.
Residents doubt Sunnyside Gardens permit rule
"Our goal, and our assumption, was that the protections that the neighborhood had under the special zoning would remain and would be incorporated into the landmark-designation rules," said resident Jeffrey Kroessler. "The proposed rules that city Planning have put out do not seem to do that. They seem to be upzoning our neighborhood."
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