|On June 17, 2003 the City Council adopted the Holliswood Rezoning. The zoning map changes are now in effect.
The Department of City Planning proposes to rezone all or parts of 36 blocks in Holliswood, Queens, in Community District 8. This proposal is designed to protect the low-density, residential character of the neighborhood by ensuring that new development will reinforce the neighborhood’s existing built character. Holliswood is defined by its rolling topography and winding streets. Typical buildings in the rezoning area are single-family, detached homes on large, irregular lots. The existing R2 zoning does not prevent the demolition of existing houses and the subdividing of large lots into multiple smaller lots.
The Holliswood rezoning area is bounded by the Grand Central Parkway to the north, Hillside Avenue to the south, Francis Lewis Boulevard and 204th Street to the east, and 188th Street to the west. The study area is currently zoned R2 for the most part, with R3-2 zoning on the southern edge at Hillside Avenue and R4 zoning at the eastern edge along Francis Lewis Boulevard.
Residents of Holliswood have voiced concerns that the current zoning allows new residences at a density that is out-of-character with existing neighborhood development patterns, particularly the subdivision of lots and development of multiple single family homes on what was once a single lot. Overview | Proposed Zoning
On March 3, 2003, the Department of City Planning certified the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C 030297 ZMQ) for the Holliswood rezoning to begin the formal public review process. On April 9, 2003 Community Board 8 voted to recommend approval of the proposed zoning map changes. On April 16, 2003, the Queens Borough President submitted her recommendation to approve the proposed zoning map changes. The City Planning Commission held a public hearing on May 7, 2003 and approved the rezoning on May 21, 2003. ( Read the CPC Report). On June 17, 2003, the City Council adopted the zoning changes which are now in effect.For more information contact the Queens Office of the Department of City Planning at (718) 286-3170.
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