The City Council has approved a downzoning of 13 blocks in Williamsburg surrounding Grand Street.  In its proposal, DCP wrote that this rezoning, “would reflect Grand Street’s presence as a local retail corridor while protecting the residential character of lots adjacent to retail corridors.”

Curbed reports that this downzoning went through despite some last minute opposition from developers hoping to capitalize on the area’s recent condo boom, and that, “Fast work has been going on at one of the sites with demolitions, excavation and a foundation being poured all at the same time, in the hope of slipping in under the old zoning.”

Photo via DCP.