Rise to protect Sunset Park: The current Industry City rezoning plan would accelerate gentrification and displacement

This is a false choice. Menchaca can both reject the Industry City plan, eschew developer-led rezoning and usher in a planning process that is community-based, equitable, and provides thousands of good-paying jobs for local residents. Work towards this vision for has already begun and was recently debuted at Brooklyn’s Community Board 7 by the Sunset Park community-based organization UPROSE, in their Green Resilient Improvement District (GRID) proposal. UPROSE’s GRID offers a compelling alternative to Industry City’s plan, and illustrates a future where the waterfront’s development can help bring about a more sustainable, resilient and dynamic future for South Brooklyn.