Senator Velmanette Montgomery writes in support of City Council members to urge Speaker Corey Johnson to move forward with the Industry City Rezoning proposal. As a state representative of Sunset Park, Senator Velmanette Montgomery supports of the Industry City rezoning, which has been approved by the city’s Planning Commission and is now before the City Council.
“I recognize that traditionally the City Council provides deference to the local Council member on issues i-elated to land use and rezoning in their community. However, in this instance, three Council members have publicly stated their support for the Industry City proposal. The expansion of this major industrial park would create twenty thousand jobs in Brooklyn.
This is a very important issue to me. Having represented both, I view Industry City and Brooklyn Navy Yard as vital economic engines for our borough and our City. Both industrial complexes are critical to the City’s economic growth. Both Industry City and Brooklyn Navy Yard provide much-needed incubator space for new and small businesses, have on-site employment centers to connect neighborhood residents with employers and are developing jobs in the new economy.”
To read the full letter to City Council SPeaker Corey Johnson, click here.