Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment:
Following Hurricane Sandy, the City is taking a wide range of steps to promote recovery from the storm, rebuilding, and increasing the city’s resilience to climate-related events, including coastal flooding and storm surge. As part of this effort, the Department of City Planning is proposing a Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment to enable new and existing buildings throughout designated flood zones to meet the latest standards for flood-resistant construction. It also removes additional impediments to flood-resistant construction, and modifies regulations to mitigate potential negative effects of flood-resistant construction on the streetscape and public realm.
Astoria Cove Development:
A public scoping meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 and will be held in the cafeteria of the Goodwill Astoria Headquarters located at 4-21 27th Avenue, Astoria, New York, 11102; access through the main lobby on 4th Street. The meeting was held in two separate sessions with the first session starting at 3:00 pm and the second starting at 6:30 pm.
Zoning Text: a correction has been made to Article XIII Chapter 2.
Press Release: City Planning Launches Public Review of East Midtown Rezoning to Reinforce Major Business District for Coming Decades
East Midtown Rezoning: The Department of City Planning is proposing a rezoning of East Midtown, a 73-block area surrounding Grand Central Terminal. The purpose of the rezoning is to ensure the area’s future as a world-class business district and major job generator for New York City. The plan provides zoning incentives to promote the development of a handful of new, state-of-the-art commercial buildings over coming decades so that East Midtown’s office stock remains attractive to a broad range of businesses, including major corporate tenants. Development under the rezoning is expected to expand the City’s tax base, add thousands of permanent jobs in East Midtown and fund improvements to the subway and pedestrian network in the area. The East Midtown plan is also the first initiative to require a higher standard for energy efficiency, ensuring that new office towers in East Midtown utilizing the zoning incentives will be at the leading edge of energy efficiency.
Sustainable Communities: East New York: The Sustainable Communities East New York project team will give a short presentation on the proposed Land Use Planning Framework for the Sustainable Communities East New York study area at the Public Meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 5 on Wednesday, April 24. The meeting begins at 6:30pm and takes place at 127 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Water Street POPS Text Amendment: On March 22, 2013, the Department filed a revised application (N130206(A)ZRM) to add three properties to the area where events and temporary programming can take place under the proposed text amendment.
Press Release: City Planning Presents Conceptual Elements For East Midtown's Public Realm
East Midtown Study: On March 27, 2013, the Department gave an update presentation to the Tri-Board Task Force describing proposed bulk regulations, public realm opportunities and other additional information on the proposal.
Public Meeting Calendar for April 10, 2013 is now available.
East Fordham Road: The Department of City Planning (DCP) proposes to rezone portions of approximately 12 blocks along East Fordham Road in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, Community District 6. The rezoning was undertaken in response to concerns raised by Community Board 6, local institutions, local elected officials, residents and property owners that the existing zoning does not reflect or support prevailing land use trends in the area.
A public scoping meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2013 and will be held at the New York City Department of City Planning-Bronx Office One Fordham Plaza 5th Floor, Bronx, New York, 10458.
Zoning Maps: a proposed sketch map has been added to maps 1d, 9a, 16c, 16d, 17a and 17b. Maps 12a, 12b and 12d have been updated with approved zoning changes.
606 West 57th Street:
A public scoping meeting will be held on the 606 West 57th Street Rezoning on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the New York City Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York, 10007.
Press Release: Public Review Begins For City Planning’s Crown Heights Rezoning.
Crown Heights West: The Department of City Planning (DCP) is proposing changes for a 55-block area in the western part of the Crown Heights neighborhood in Community District 8, Brooklyn. This contextual zoning study was undertaken at the request of Community Board 8 and local elected officials in response to concerns that existing zoning allows out-of-scale development that does not reflect the historic rowhouse character of the Crown Heights neighborhood. The rezoning also responds to requests by the community and elected officials for incentives to encourage the development of affordable housing in the neighborhood.
Sheridan Expressway – Hunts Point: Staff from the NYC Departments of City Planning and Transportation presented potential design scenarios for the Sheridan and Bruckner Expressways and related traffic analysis at a public meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Parking Facility: The new Parking Facility Map is now available. This map provides locations of parking facilities licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, as well as those operated by NYC Department of Transportation.
Supplemental Calendar for March 20, 2013.
Review Session Agenda for March 18, 2013 is now available.
Press Release: Mayor Bloomberg Announces More People Moving In To New York City Than Moving Out For First Time In More Than 60 Years
Population: U.S. Census Bureau's Population Estimates for July 1, 2012 are now available for New York City and Boroughs.
Position Available: BluePRint Intern (2 positions) - Unpaid
Water Street POPS: The Department of City Planning is proposing a text amendment to the Special Lower Manhattan District to allow events and temporary amenities in existing plazas, arcades, and other privately owned public spaces along and around Water Street for the summer, fall, and holiday seasons of this year. The text amendment is part of an interagency effort to revitalize the Water Street corridor following Hurricane Sandy by allowing temporary programmatic changes to POPS that would help activate these open space resources and attract residents, workers, and visitors. The proposed text amendment would provide additional flexibility in programming these spaces from its effective date until January 1st, 2014.
West Brighton Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA): Following up on the North Shore 2030 Report’s recommendations, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) is partnering with the West Brighton Local Development Corporation (WBLDC) to work with the community and stakeholders through the summer of 2014 to craft a strategic plan for the West Brighton area with the goals of improving public access to waterfront and upland open space, supporting new and existing maritime industrial uses, expanding retail and community services and providing a safe, multi modal transportation network along Richmond Terrace. The planning process will consist of evaluating existing conditions -- such as land use, zoning, transportation, infrastructure, socioeconomics, market conditions and retail trends -- and result in a proposed zoning and infrastructure framework to support these long-term goals for Staten Island’s North Shore.
Port Richmond Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA): The Department of City Planning and Northfield Community LDC will be hosting a community visioning workshop for the Port Richmond Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) program on March 21st from 6-8pm, March 23rd from 11am-1pm and March 23rd from 2pm-4pm. The Port Richmond BOA is a community-based planning effort to identify neighborhood revitalization strategies and assessment of underutilized and potential brownfield sites. The workshops will be held at United Cerebral Palsy at 281 Port Richmond Ave in Port Richmond, Staten Island
Position Available: 117822 - City Planning Technician (Staten Island Borough Office)
Zoning Maps: a proposed sketch map has been added to map 9a.
Sustainable Communities: East New York: The Sustainable Communities East New York project team will give a short presentation on the proposed land use planning framework for the Sustainable Communities East New York study area at the Public Meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 5 on Wednesday, March 27. The meeting begins at 6:30pm and takes place at 127 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Zoning Maps: Includes amendments approved by the City Council up to February 27, 2013
East Midtown Study: On February 28, 2013, the Department gave an update presentation to the Tri-Board Task Force describing modifications and additional information on the proposal.
Review Session Agenda for March 4, 2013 is now available.
The City Environmental Quality Review Requirements Declarations (CEQR), Appendix C has been updated (2/27/13).
Zoning Maps: a proposed sketch map has been added to maps 16a and 16c.
Population: 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year 2006-2010 Demographic and Housing Estimates for New York City and Boroughs are now available.
Public Meeting Calendar for March 6, 2013 is now available.
Sustainable Communities: East New York: The Sustainable Communities East New York project team will give a short presentation on the proposed land use planning framework for the Sustainable Communities East New York study area at the Community Board 16 Public Meeting on Tuesday, February 26.
Public Meeting Video for February 20, 2013 is now available.
Bellerose – Floral Park – Glen Oaks Rezoning: The Department of City Planning is proposing zoning changes for 411 blocks in northeast Queens that encompass portions of the communities of Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park, Bellaire and Royal Ranch. The proposal is intended to protect the low-density, suburban-style character of the area.
Press Release: Public Review Begins for City Planning’s Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks Rezoning
Population: 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year 2006-2010 Selected Social Characteristics Profiles for New York City, Boroughs and Neighborhood Tabulation Areas are now available.
Position Available: 117016 - Temporary City Planning Technician (Environmental Assessment & Review Division).
Review Session Agenda for February 19, 2013 is now available.
Position Available: 030-13-034 - Grants Assistant Internship (Administration) - Unpaid
Position Available: 030-13-032 - Summer Internship - Unpaid
Open Industrial Uses Study: The Department of City Planning is conducting a study of pollution prevention controls for industrial operations typically conducted in open yards. This Open Industrial Uses Study is an outgrowth of prior initiatives and is designed to support and grow the City’s working waterfront and industrial businesses, while making industrial areas greener, stronger, safer and more resilient to climate change.
Review Session Agenda for February 4, 2013 is now available.
East Midtown Study: On January 29, 2013, the Department gave an update presentation to the Tri-Board Task Force describing modifications and additional information on the proposal.
Press Release: Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Measures To Allow Home and Property Owners Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy to Meet Updated Flood Standards
Zoning Maps: map 12c has been updated with a City Street Map change.
BYTES of the Big Apple:
- LION Differences File (LDF): release 12C
- Street Name Dictionary (SND): release 12C
Review Session Agenda for January 22nd, 2013 is now available. Population: 2011 American Community Survey 3-Year 2009-2011 New York City and Borough Profiles for are now available.
Happy 75th Anniversary to the City Planning Commission: 2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the City Planning Commission! To learn more about the founding of the Commission, please visit the DCP History Project page.
Position Available: 030-13-028 - City Planner Level II (Sheridan Expressway - Hunts Point Land Use & Transportation Study) - Temporary Position
Public Meeting Calendar for January 23, 2013 is now available.
Hudson Square Rezoning: On January 11, 2013, the New York City Department of City Planning, on behalf of the City Planning Commission as lead agency, issued a Notice of Completion for a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Hudson Square Rezoning project.
BYTES of the Big Apple:
- DCPLION: release 12C
- Administrative and Political Districts: release 12C
- Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (Formerly "Neighborhood Projection Areas"): release 12C
Public Meeting Video for January 9, 2013 is now available.