Brooklyn’s Green City will be a real town by 2027, city officials announced Friday.
The city council voted 3-2 to authorize the creation of the Green Zone for urban renewal.
“This is the city that we all want to live in,” said councilmember Brad Lander.
“We all want this green space and we want to see this city thrive.
That’s what the Green Zones are about.”
The Green Zone will consist of 1,200 acres of parkland and is slated to be completed in 2027.
The first phase of the plan is expected to be built in 2020.
The City of New York is already planning to expand the GreenZone to include the East River, the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, and Brooklyn College’s new headquarters.
A full citywide green zone is currently under consideration for the borough.
The New York State Green Zoning Commission also voted last month to approve an urban renewal plan for the eastern Brooklyn waterfront, a process that could begin as soon as the summer.