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Bushwick Neighborhood Planning Study

On April 24, 2019, the Department of City Planning released the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan Update, a draft area-wide plan for the Bushwick community that promotes a long-term vision for the neighborhood that fosters preservation and creation of affordable housing, promotes job growth, identifies neighborhood investments, protects neighborhood character, and channels growth to appropriate locations. The Plan identifies land use, housing, economic development, transportation, open space, and community health and resource strategies, and builds on previous collaborative work conducted as part of the BCP by DCP, other City agencies, community residents and stakeholders, Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal, and Brooklyn Community Board 4.

The Bushwick Neighborhood Plan Update seeks to facilitate a thriving and inclusive community through strategies for:

  • Preserving and creating thousands of homes for lower-income New Yorkers;
  • Building a diversified economy with better support for existing businesses and workers, and new jobs and workspace across a variety of sectors;
  • Improving and expanding Bushwick’s park and open space network;
  • Adding pedestrian safety interventions on key corridors, improving the public realm, and enhancing transit access;
  • Ensuring better access to quality health care, education and arts programming;
  • Offering greater protection of historic resources.

The 2018 BCP report informed a large part of this Neighborhood Plan Update, serving as a roadmap for City agencies and its neighborhood partners as they work to implement a cohesive vision for Bushwick’s future. In this document, City agencies worked to prioritize the BCP strategies that could have the greatest lasting impact in the community, as well as advance new strategies to promote shared goals. The City looks forward to ongoing dialogue with community stakeholders as the planning process advances. Read the press release and see the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan Update below.