Plans to rezone Brooklyn’s mega housing project, Industry City, have been pulled and with it, 20,000 potential jobs.
The expansion project was slated to transform part of the Brooklyn waterfront as well as add numerous job opportunities amid a time unemployment sits at an elevated 8.4%. However, the rezoning effort was scrapped after community members and an area councilman opposed plans to expand beyond the 16-building warehouse complex that currently sits on 35 acres of repurposed industrial space, NY1 reported.
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“Over and over, we have heard from key decision makers that while the substance of the project is strong, the politics of the moment do not allow them to support any private development project,” Industry City CEO Andrew Kimball said in a statement obtained by NY1.