Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Sep. 4, 2020 - Montgomery Supports Industry City

September 04, 2020

Originally published in Kings County Politics on September 04, 2020.

Montgomery Supports Industry City

State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, Park Slope) recently wrote City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) of her support of the Industry City rezoning, which has been approved by the city’s Planning Commission and is now before the City Council.

“As one of the state elected officials representing Sunset Park, l am writing in support of my Council colleagues to urge the City Council to move forward with the Industry City Rezoning Proposal,” wrote Montgomery.

“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.”

“I have spoken extensively with Industry City’s leadership about creating pathways to careers for the people of Brooklyn, including Sunset Park, by forging partnerships with academic institutions and employers. I applaud Industry City’s commitment to establishing a public technical high school and an adult education center, creating a manufacturing hub, investing in green energy infrastructure initiatives and providing support services for local residents.”

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