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Projects & Proposals > Bronx > 161st Street/River Avenue Printer Friendly Version
161st Street/River Avenue Rezoning - Approved!
Public Review
Overview | Existing Zoning & Context | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

Public outreach and community involvement prior to review of applications pursuant to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) are important components in the development of the rezoning proposal. The Department of City Planning has conducted numerous outreach meetings with Community Board 4, elected officials, and affected property and business owners. Through the South Bronx Initiative, a Mayoral effort to identify community priorities and create a coordinated economic development strategy for the South Bronx, the 161st Street/River Avenue rezoning proposal has been discussed with hundreds of stakeholders during more than thirty-five outreach meetings. Public outreach will continue through the environmental review and ULURP process.

The City Planning Commission, as environmental lead agency, issued a Notice of Completion for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposal, on March 27, 2009.

A Public Hearing on the DEIS was held by the City Planning Commission in conjunction with the ULURP process on July 1, 2009. Public comments on the DEIS were received for a ten day period following the July 1st public hearing. On August 7, 2009 the City Planning Commission issued the PDF Document Notice of Completion for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the 161st Street / River Avenue Rezoning. 

The proposal began formal public review on March 30, 2009 with the Department of City Planning’s certification of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C 090365 ZMX) and referral of the related zoning text amendment (N 090364 ZRY).


Milestones Target Dates

Department of City Planning certification

March 30, 2009 - view presentation

Community Board 4 Approval

May 19, 2009

Bronx Borough President Public Hearing

June 4, 2009

City Planning Commission Public Hearing July 1, 2009

City Planning Commission Approval with Modifications* (Read the CPC Reports)

August 19, 2009

City Council Approval

September 30, 2009

City Planning Commission Modifications
On August 19, 2009 the City Planning Commission (CPC) approved the applications for the 161st Street / River Avenue Rezoning with modifications to the text amendment application (N 090364 ZRY).

The approved Zoning Text amendment was modified by the CPC to reflect the recently approved amendments to the PDF Document Inclusionary Housing Text. The modifications were of a technical nature and did not change the substance of the proposed text.

View the PDF Document complete proposed zoning text amendment as modified by the CPC.

This website will be updated regularly to reflect changes in the project’s schedule. 

For additional information, contact the Department of City Planning’s Bronx Borough Office at (718) 220-8500.


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