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Forest Hills-Rego Park Rezoning - Approved!
Overview | Proposed Zoning

  Update September 25, 2002:
On September 25, 2002 the City Council adopted the Forest Hills-Rego Park Rezoning. The zoning map changes are now in effect.

The Department of City Planning proposes a zoning map change for all or parts of 61 blocks in the Forest Hills and Rego Park neighborhoods in Queens Community District 6. The Forest Hills-Rego Park rezoning area is generally bounded by Queens Boulevard to the north, Ascan Avenue to the east, Metropolitan Avenue to the south and the Long Island Rail Road Glendale Cut-off to the west. Residents have become increasingly concerned that current zoning, which has been in place since 1961, allows new residential development that is inconsistent with the neighborhood’s established building patterns and character. 

The rezoning area consists primarily of one- and two-family houses, mainly built in the first half of the 1900s and arranged in patterns of detached, semi-detached and rowhouse structures. Blocks in the study area are located within larger swaths of R3-2, R4 and R7-1 zoning districts, which are districts that allow a wide variety of housing types. The proposed rezoning aims to reinforce existing neighborhood character and to establish contextual zoning designations consistent with building patterns.

Rowhouses on 68th Avenue in proposed R4B district.

Rowhouses on 68th Avenue in proposed R4B district.

Public Review
On May 28, 2002 the Department of City Planning certified the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C 020629 ZMQ) for the Forest Hills-Rego Park Rezoning to begin the formal public review process. On June 12, 2002 Community Board 6 voted to recommend approval of the rezoning. On July 19, 2002 the Borough President issued a recommendation for approval of the application. The City Planning Commission held a public hearing on July 24, 2002 and approved the proposed zoning map changes on August 21, 2002. (PDF Document Read the CPC Report). On September 25, 2002 the City Council adopted the zoning changes which are now in effect.

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

Overview | Proposed Zoning

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