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Special Forest Hills District - Approved!
Public Review
Overview | Existing Context & Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

The Special Forest Hills District began formal public review on September 22, 2008 with the Department of City Planning’s certification of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C 090104 ZMQ) and referral of the related non-ULURP zoning text amendment (N 090103 ZRQ).

For more information, contact the Queens Office of the Department of City Planning at (718) 286-3170.



Department of City Planning Certification

September 22, 2008

Community Board 6 Approval with conditions

October 22, 2008

Queens Borough President Approval

December 4, 2008

City Planning Commission Hearing

December 17, 2008

City Planning Commission Approval (with modifications*) PDF Document Read the CPC Reports.

January 21, 2009

City Council Approval (with modifications**)

March 24, 2009

In response to testimony at the Commission’s public hearing relating to a special permit approved by the Board of Standards and Appeals for property located at 68-60 Austin, the Commission modified the text of the proposed Special District to allow the special permit to remain in effect if the proposal is adopted. PDF Document View the modified proposed zoning text.

** City Council Modifications

On March 24, 2009, the City Council approved the actions with the following zoning text modification: the maximum height of a building within the C4-5X District shall be 120 feet, except that the maximum height for buildings or portions of buildings on zoning lots located wholly or partly within 60 feet of the northerly side of Austin Street between Yellowstone Boulevard and 70th Avenue, shall be 80 feet.

The original proposal allowed for a maximum building height of 150 feet within the C4-5X District. PDF Document View the adopted zoning text.

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