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Garment District Zoning Changes Would ‘Devastate’ Industry, Critics Say

(DNAINFO)  Maya Rajamani | March 27, 2017 — A proposal to eliminate preservation rules for manufacturing space in the Garment District while enticing workers to relocate to Brooklyn would “devastate” an industry that’s already “on the brink of collapse,” critics of the plan said.

Representatives from the city’s Economic Development Corporation and Department of City Planning on Wednesday presented plans to introduce zoning changes to the Special Garment Center District, including the lifting of a rule that requires building owners to preserve space for manufacturing.

The city also plans to provide space for garment designers and manufacturers in Sunset Park.

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