The Department of City Planning (DCP) is proposing zoning map changes for 43 full blocks and portions of 32 blocks in the northeastern Bronx neighborhoods of Pelham Parkway and Indian Village in Community District 11. These neighborhoods are characterized by a mixture of single- and two-family homes, built primarily in the early to mid-20th century, as well as some multifamily housing scattered throughout the rezoning area.
The Pelham Parkway and Indian Village neighborhoods are approximately bounded by Pelham Parkway South to the north, Rhinelander, Bronxdale, and Morris Park avenues to the south, Seminole and Stillwell avenues to the east, and Esplanade to the west.
Neighborhood Character and Existing Zoning
Pelham Parkway and Indian Village are low-density neighborhoods, characterized by detached housing (56% of residential lots) and clusters of semi-detached and attached housing (28% and 12% respectively of residential lots). Some apartment buildings can be found along Pelham Parkway and Williamsbridge Road, both major streets. Neighborhood-oriented retail uses are located along Williamsbridge Road and Morris Park Avenue.
Most of this area is currently zoned R3-2 with smaller portions zoned R4 and M1-1. R3-2 and R4 districts permit a variety of housing types including row houses and small apartment buildings that are not reflective of the area’s built character. C1-2 and C2-2 commercial overlays are mapped along Williamsbridge Road to provide for local retail and service needs.
On February 21, 2006, the Department of City Planning certified the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C060335 ZMX) for the Pelham Parkway/Indian Village rezoning to begin the formal public review process. The application was sent to Community Board 11 for a 60-day review period. Community Board 11 held a public hearing on the application on March 16, 2006, and approved the application with conditions on March 23, 2006. The Bronx Borough President recommended approval of the application on April 27, 2006. The City Planning Commission held a public hearing on the application on May 10, 2006, and approved the application on June 21, 2006. ( Read the CPC report). On July 19, 2006, the City Council adopted the zoning changes which are now in effect.
For more information on the Pelham Parkway and Indian Village Rezoning, please contact the Bronx Office of the Department of City Planning at (718) 220-8500.
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