NYC Resources 311 Office of the Mayor
 
RSS RSS
Flickr Flickr
Follow @NYCPlanning on Twitter Twitter
  SEARCH  
City Planning:

 

Take me to...
Commission Meetings
Commission Reports
Census FactFinder
LUCATS - Land Use
Application Tracking
ZoLa - Zoning and Land Use Application
Community Portal
BluePRint
Waterfront Access Map
Zoning Map Finder
Map & Bookstore
Job Opportunities
Press Releases
DCP Site Map
Contact DCP

 

Click Once to Submit Query

 

Translate this page
 
About Us > Press Releases Printer Friendly Version

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2007

CONTACT:
Rachaele Raynoff, Press Secretary -- (212) 720-3471
     

STATEMENT FROM CITY PLANNING COMMISSIONER AMANDA M. BURDEN ON CITY COUNCIL ADOPTION OF FOUR CITY PLANNING REZONINGS

October 31, 2007 - "Mayor Bloomberg has made preserving our lower density neighborhoods and channeling development to areas that already have transportation networks in place a critical objective.  The four City Planning rezoning proposals approved by the City Council this week for the Queens neighborhoods of Forest Hills, St. Albans/Hollis, Jamaica and the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant embrace the Mayor's PlaNYC sustainable planning goals."

"Since 2002, City Planning has spearheaded 78 carefully crafted rezonings covering nearly 6,000 blocks protecting the essential character of our residential neighborhoods, while providing for key corridors of mixed-use development and new housing opportunity where the existing infrastructure can support it."

"Today's rezonings have benefited from tremendous partnerships with Speaker Quinn, Council Land Use Chair Melinda Katz, Council Members Leroy Comrie and Al Vann and the tireless work of local community organizations.  We are privileged to have worked together to fulfill sustainable planning goals and protect the  qualities of each borough's neighborhoods."


Department of City Planning
The Department of City Planning is responsible for the City's physical and socioeconomic planning, including land use and environmental review; preparation of plans and policies; and provision of technical assistance and planning information to government agencies, public officials, and community boards.

Return to the Press Release Archive

 

Copyright 2014 The City of New York Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use