Brooklyn Community Board 14 wishes you a great summer! Full board meetings are not
held in July or August. Monthly board meetings will resume in September. View the 2021-
22 monthly meeting schedule here. Check out our summer newsletter below for
information and opportunities.
CB14 District Office is available Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM by phone or email, to assist with service delivery
issues and to connect you with agencies, organizations, and programs. Our website remains a great resource
for community information and services. If you missed any of our meetings, they are available to view on
the CB14 YouTube channel. Stay cool, stay safe and stay in touch with CB14 this summer!
- Caton Flats Affordable Housing Applications
Caton Flats is a mixed-use development located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn at 800 Flatbush Avenue(NW corner of Caton and Flatbush Avenues.) The site was developed as the new home for the FlatbushCaton Market; the Flatbush headquarters for the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry(CACCI); a new business incubator; and 100% affordable housing. All of the 254 apartments will beaffordable, with rent- and income-restrictions targeting them for families and individuals who are between 40%to 165% of AMI. To learn more, visit catonflats.com.The lottery for affordable apartments in the new Caton Flats building is now open! Create an account onNYC Housing Connect and apply for Caton Flats. The Lottery is now open with an application deadline ofAugust 25, 2021. Learn more and apply at https://housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/details/2241
- NYC Streets Master Plan
ent of Transportation (DOT) is developing the NYC Streets Plan, a five-year transportation planto improve the safety, accessibility, and quality of the City’s streets for all. The plan will involve an analysis ofthe current state of New York City’s streets and seeks to respond to the City’s many neighborhoods and localneeds. The plan is being developed in response to Local Law 195 enacted in December 2019, which directsNYC DOT to issue and implement a transportation master plan every five years. The final NYC Streets Planwill be released in December 2021.Community members are invited to participate in the process. Public input will help DOT prioritizetransportation projects and programs throughout New York City. Residents can participate and share ideas atpublic workshops and via an online public survey
Elevate Transit Zoning for Accessibility: Zoning for Accessibility (ZFA) seeks to make our transit systemmore accessible and better coordinated with the streets and buildings around it. Through ZFA, developerswould work with the MTA to set aside space where needed for station elevators. It would expand incentives fordevelopers to build elevators and related station upgrades in new, high-density buildings. Learn more aboutElevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility.Health and Fitness Text Amendment: Gyms, martial arts studios, licensed massage therapy, and manyother health-related businesses require special permits from the Board of Standards and Appeals to open inmost parts of New York City. The Department of City Planning is proposing new rules to ease theserestrictions, cutting red tape for small businesses and providing valuable health amenities to all New York Citycommunities. Learn more about the Health and Fitness Text Amendment.Citywide Hotel Text Amendment: The Citywide Hotel Special Permit aims to create a consistent approach tohotel development citywide. The proposed zoning change would require City Planning Commission approvalfor new and enlarged hotels and motels, tourist cabins and boatels in commercial, mixed–use and paired M1/Rdistricts. Learn more about the Citywide Hotel Text Amendment.FRESH Food Stores Update: The Department of City Planning is proposing to update and expand theFRESH food stores program, which supports convenient, accessible grocery stores in underservedneighborhoods. The update would bring the FRESH program to more communities, among other changes toensure FRESH stores are evenly distributed and financially viable. Learn more about the FRESH Food StoresUpdate.CB14 Lunch & Learn series:Urban Planning, Land Use, Housing & DevelopmentBrooklyn Community Board 14 hosted a six-part series during May & June about urban planning in ourcommunity, public space, housing development, land use and the built environment. Presenters included NYCCity Planning, Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), NYC Department of Housing Preservation &Development (HPD), Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), and BrooklynBorough Hall’s Office of Land Use. All videos and slide presentations are available for reviewat www.cb14brooklyn.com/projects/cb14–lunch–learn–series–zoning–planning–land–use.CB14 Planning Fellow ProjectsCB14 has been fortunate to host five student planning fellows from Columbia University, Hunter College, NYU,The New School and Pratt Institute, sponsored by the Fund for the City of New York. Click here to learn moreabout the Community Fellowship Planning Program. CB14’s student planning fellows completed district
studies and produced informative reports on topics including district traffic calming, green space, residentialand economic development. These projects are archived on the CB14 website. Community members areencouraged to review the completed planning fellow reports at www.cb14brooklyn.com/projects/cb14–planning–fellow–reports.Summer Safety TipsNYC Cooling Centers: As the heat rises, New Yorkers are encouraged to stay cool! Cooling Centers areopened during periods of high heat. A cooling center is a facility, such as a senior center or community center,where people may go to enjoy air-conditioned comfort during a heat emergency. To find the nearest location,including hours of operation, call 311 or visit the City’s Cooling Center Finder website. Stay hydrated, checkon elderly neighbors and relatives, and stay safe! For more heat safety information, please visitwww1.nyc.gov/assets/em/html/beat–the–heat/beattheheat.Public Pools: New York City’s outdoor pools re-opened on Saturday, June 26th and will be open throughSeptember 12th, every day from 11 AM – 7 PM (closed for cleaning 3-4 PM.) For more information, go towww.nycgovparks.org/facilities/outdoor–pools. NYC Parks is also hosting summer indoor and outdoorprograms and events. Click links for details of NYC Parks summer programs and free kid’s summer activities.Fireworks are Illegal in NYC. Please be safe! In New York City, all consumer fireworks, including sparklers,are illegal to use, buy, sell, or transport. The illegal use of fireworks can lead to serious burns, injuries, firesand even death. Teach children that fireworks are dangerous. Be #FDNYSmart – leave fireworks to theprofessionals! Call 311 or file a complaint online to anonymously report the use, delivery or sale of fireworks. Ifyou see something dangerous, call 911. For more information, including shareable video links andinfographics are available at https://www.cb14brooklyn.com/fireworks-and-community-safety/Stay in touch with CB14!New York City Community Boards do not hold regular monthly board meetings during July or August, but ourstaff is here for you. Stay connected with the CB14 district office for assistance with any concerns, questionsor issues that arise, especially those related to the district. Regular board meetings resume in September.You will find a wealth of community resource, program and event information on our websiteat www.cb14brooklyn.com. If you missed any CB14 board meetings, committee meetings, or specialevents this year, they are available to view anytime on the CB14 YouTube channel.Community members are encouraged to sign up for our monthly newsletters and meetings calendars byemailing firstname.lastname@example.org. CB14 staff and board members wish you a great summer! See you inSeptember.