The City Council Thursday unanimously approved the rezoning of 220 blocks in Laurelton.
City Council OKs rezoning plan for Laurelton
Under the new zoning standards, many parts of the neighborhood will change from an R2 designation, which does not set a maximum height for buildings, to a R2A designation, which sets the maximum height at 35 feet. Other parts of the area will change from R3-2, which allowed all types of houses, to either R3A or R3X, which allow only detached one- and two-family houses.
In addition to the residential changes, the rezoning plan has redesignated land on Merrick Boulevard between 226th Street and Springfield Boulevard. The area was formally a C8-1 designation, which permitted automotive commercial uses, but now be a R5D zone, which permits all housing types.