The initial proposed rezoning was a simple collection of segmented blocks with very little nuance.
The most recent proposal is so detailed that a guide map of the area now almost resembles a jigsaw puzzle.
Rezone Effort Preserves Laurelton
Individual blocks are kept together, even to the point that single lot units are demarcated to be included in one area or another, based on a variety of factors including height and architectural character.
“It's very, very tailored,” said Liz Errico, of the Department of City Planning. “It’s block by block, and it’s appropriate for Laurelton because there’s such a variety of houses. Housing stock ranges from the late 1800s to 2007.”*
As a result of the area’s rich architectural heritage, the Department of City Planning took a keen eye towards trying to preserve the character of each individual street in Laurelton, while allowing residents the freedom to alter their homes as necessary.
*Housing stock in every neighborhood ranges from the late 1800s to 2007, sometimes even older. DCP only seems to care about preserving the character of individual streets in certain neighborhoods. In others, it gets thrown out the window.