From the Times Ledger:
Community Board 6 members have thrown their weight behind a Department of City Planning proposal that some residents say will help to curb over−development in Forest Hills’ Cord Meyer area.
The members approved at their March 11 meeting the department’s plan to rezone the 32−block Cord Meyer area, which some Forest Hills residents said has been infiltrated by McMansions that are out of character with the neighborhood’s older and smaller homes.
Cord Meyer, once known for its Tudor-, Georgian− and Cape Cod−style homes, has seen a lot of change in recent years, with newer residents tearing down the old homes and frequently replacing them with larger houses and little or no lawns — a move Forest Hills resident Enid Brownstone said disappoints her.
Brownstone noted during the hearing that many of the McMansions built in recent years have been slapped with violations from the city Department of Buildings.
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