Brooklyn Community Board 14 wishes you a great summer!

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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 Flatbush
    Caton 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 be
    affordable, 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 on
    NYC Housing Connect and apply for Caton Flats. The Lottery is now open with an application deadline of
    August 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 plan
    to improve the safety, accessibility, and quality of the City’s streets for all. The plan will involve an analysis of
    the current state of New York City’s streets and seeks to respond to the City’s many neighborhoods and local
    needs. The plan is being developed in response to Local Law 195 enacted in December 2019, which directs
    NYC DOT to issue and implement a transportation master plan every five years. The final NYC Streets Plan
    will be released in December 2021.
    Community members are invited to participate in the process. Public input will help DOT prioritize
    transportation projects and programs throughout New York City. Residents can participate and share ideas at
    public workshops and via an online public survey
    • Elevate Transit Zoning for Accessibility: Zoning for Accessibility (ZFA) seeks to make our transit system
      more accessible and better coordinated with the streets and buildings around it. Through ZFA, developers
      would work with the MTA to set aside space where needed for station elevators. It would expand incentives for
      developers to build elevators and related station upgrades in new, high-density buildings. Learn more about
      Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility.
      Health and Fitness Text Amendment: Gyms, martial arts studios, licensed massage therapy, and many
      other health-related businesses require special permits from the Board of Standards and Appeals to open in
      most parts of New York City. The Department of City Planning is proposing new rules to ease these
      restrictions, cutting red tape for small businesses and providing valuable health amenities to all New York City
      communities. Learn more about the Health and Fitness Text Amendment.
      Citywide Hotel Text Amendment: The Citywide Hotel Special Permit aims to create a consistent approach to
      hotel development citywide. The proposed zoning change would require City Planning Commission approval
      for new and enlarged hotels and motels, tourist cabins and boatels in commercial, mixeduse and paired M1/R
      districts. Learn more about the Citywide Hotel Text Amendment.
      FRESH Food Stores Update: The Department of City Planning is proposing to update and expand the
      FRESH food stores program, which supports convenient, accessible grocery stores in underserved
      neighborhoods. The update would bring the FRESH program to more communities, among other changes to
      ensure FRESH stores are evenly distributed and financially viable. Learn more about the FRESH Food Stores
      Update.
      CB14 Lunch & Learn series:
      Urban Planning, Land Use, Housing & Development
      Brooklyn Community Board 14 hosted a six-part series during May & June about urban planning in our
      community, public space, housing development, land use and the built environment. Presenters included NYC
      City Planning, Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), NYC Department of Housing Preservation &
      Development (HPD), Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), and Brooklyn
      Borough Hall’s Office of Land Use. All videos and slide presentations are available for review
      at www.cb14brooklyn.com/projects/cb14lunchlearnserieszoningplanninglanduse.
      CB14 Planning Fellow Projects
      CB14 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 more
      about 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, residential
      and economic development. These projects are archived on the CB14 website. Community members are
      encouraged to review the completed planning fellow reports at www.cb14brooklyn.com/projects/cb14
      planningfellowreports.
      Summer Safety Tips
      NYC Cooling Centers: As the heat rises, New Yorkers are encouraged to stay cool! Cooling Centers are
      opened 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, check
      on elderly neighbors and relatives, and stay safe! For more heat safety information, please visit
      www1.nyc.gov/assets/em/html/beattheheat/beattheheat.
      Public Pools: New York City’s outdoor pools re-opened on Saturday, June 26th and will be open through
      September 12th, every day from 11 AM 7 PM (closed for cleaning 3-4 PM.) For more information, go to
      www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/outdoorpools. NYC Parks is also hosting summer indoor and outdoor
      programs 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, fires
      and even death. Teach children that fireworks are dangerous. Be #FDNYSmart leave fireworks to the
      professionals! Call 311 or file a complaint online to anonymously report the use, delivery or sale of fireworks. If
      you see something dangerous, call 911. For more information, including shareable video links and
      infographics 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 our
      staff is here for you. Stay connected with the CB14 district office for assistance with any concerns, questions
      or 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 website
      at www.cb14brooklyn.com. If you missed any CB14 board meetings, committee meetings, or special
      events 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 by
      emailing info@cb14brooklyn.com. CB14 staff and board members wish you a great summer! See you in
      September.

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