Open House Recap

At our recent Open House, McBride Dale Clarion highlighted proposed changes and updates to our Zoning Code. These proposed changes will align our city more closely with our 2020 Master Plan. The Zoning Boards displayed at the Open House are linked below.

Zoning Map
Zoning Map Changes
Parking & Loading
Landscaping & Buffering
Development & Design
Zoning Districts & Uses
Fences

You’re invited: June 23 Open House

Join us Thursday, June 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Senior Center for an Open House where we will have the latest draft of the Zoning Code, along with updates on the process. Consultants from McBride Dale Clarion and representatives from the City of Brooklyn will be available to answer any questions.

We hope to see you there!

Zoning Code Updates at the City Council Work Session

Liz Fields, from McBride Dale Clairion (MDC) presented the most recent Zoning Code Updates to City Council on Thursday, April 28, 2022, focusing on the current phase of the project and how Brooklyn’s Zoning Code will align with the city’s Master Plan.

Watch Liz’s presentation to City Council in the video below.

Consultants Update Brooklyn Council on Zoning Rewrite

On Monday, February 7, 2022, Liz Fields from McBride Dale Clarion (MDC) updated Brooklyn City Council about recent progress on the City of Brooklyn’s Planning and Zoning Code Update, focusing on their most recent work on the city’s land use districts and uses.

Watch Liz’s presentation to City Council in the video below.

Limited Industrial (L-I) & General Industrial (G-I)

Some parcels are proposed to be rezoned to reflect current uses and the zoning of adjacent parcels. Certain uses that were not previously addressed in Brooklyn’s zoning code have been added, revised, or clarified.

Explanation

Map of Districts

Use Updates

Limited Industrial (L-I) & General Industrial (G-I)
  • A few parcels are proposed to be rezoned based on existing or planned uses and adjacent zoning designations
  • New, revised, or clarified uses that were not addressed previously in the city’s code
    • Distribution, fulfillment, and warehousing uses
    • Manufacturing – distinguishing between artisan, light, and heavy

District Uses

Limited Industrial (L-I) District Uses
General Industrial (G-I) District Uses

Dwelling House (D-H), Apartment House (A-H) & Multi-Family Planned Development (MF-PD)

There are no new proposed dwelling-house, apartment-house, or multi-family-planned-development districts. Several uses that were not previously addressed in the city’s code, however, have been proposed.

Introduction
Map of Districts
Use Updates
Dwelling House (D-H), Apartment House (A-H) & Multi-Family Planned Development (MF-PD)
  • NO NEW AREAS PROPOSED
  • New, revised, or clarified uses that were not addressed previously in the city’s code
    • Live/work dwellings (A-H & MF-PD zones only)
    • Townhomes (attached single family)
    • Accessory dwellings
    • Residential facilities and treatment facilities (required by state and federal fair housing laws)
    • Bed and breakfasts
District Uses
Dwelling House (D-H) District Uses
Apartment House (A-H) District Uses
Multi-Family Planned Development (MF-PD) District Uses

Retail Business (R-B) & General Business (G-B)

Some parcels are proposed to be rezoned to reflect current uses and the zoning of adjacent parcels. Certain uses that were not previously addressed in Brooklyn’s zoning code have been added, revised, or clarified.

Introduction
Map of Districts
Use Updates
Retail Business (R-B) & General Business (G-B)
  • A few parcels are proposed to be rezoned based on existing uses and adjacent zoning designations
  • New, revised, or clarified uses that were not addressed previously in the city’s code
    • Live/work dwellings (R-B only)
    • Multi-family residential (will only be allowed in areas identified for this use in the master plan, and will be subject to design standards)
    • Animal training, boarding, and pet day cares
    • Breweries and distilleries
    • Conference centers
    • Mixed use buildings and developments
    • Distinguishing discount stores and vape stores from other retail establishments
District Uses
Retail Business (R-B) District Uses
General Business (G-B) District Uses