City Planning Commission Considers Rezoning Near Brooklyn Botanical Garden

If approved, the rezoning will make way for construction of over 500 new apartments in Crown Heights. On September 26, 2018, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing on a rezoning application for Franklin Avenue in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The rezoning would allow construction of two new 16-story buildings at 40 Crown Street and 931 Carroll Street. Both buildings are a block east of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden building designated

Landmarks votes to designate this early 1900s Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s building. Photo: LPC.

Administration building designed by McKim,Mead & White. On March 13, 2007, Landmarks voted unanimously to designate the Laboratory Administration Building within the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Constructed in phases between 1912 and 1917, the building originally housed a physiological and elementary laboratory along with photography dark rooms and research space. Currently, the building houses the Garden’s library and administrative offices, as well as … <Read More>