Fish Factory Fears Rezoning

On of the conditions raised by CB1’s land use committee on the Broadway Triangle vote was over the issue of industrial retention and relocation. The City claims that there will be funds to relocate businesses within the Urban Renewal Area that are ousted (either through buyout or eminent domain). Based on our experience from the Greenpoint/Williamsburg Waterfront Rezoning, there needs to be more. The City should commit serious funds to relocate all businesses in the rezoning area, including those businesses that rent and those that own. Relocation should also be a condition of property acquisition – no acquisition until a suitable new site is located and the business successfully relocated.