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Queensboro Hill Rezoning - Approved!
Public Review
Overview | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

On October 10, 2006, the Department of City Planning certified the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C 070119 ZMQ) for the Queensboro Hill rezoning to begin the formal public review process. 

Milestone Date
Department of City Planning Certification October 10, 2006

Community Board 7 Public Hearing

October 23, 2006

Community Board 7 Approval

October 23, 2006

Community Board 8 Approval

October 26, 2006
Queens Borough  Approval (conditional) November 17, 2006
City Planning Commission Public Hearing December 6, 2006

CPC Approval (with modifications)*
PDF Document Read the CPC report.

January 24, 2007

City Council Approval (with modifications)**
PDF Document View the adopted zoning map.

February 28, 2007

*On January 24, 2007 the City Planning Commission approved the rezoning application with the following modifications:

  1. The Commission changed the proposed R2A and R3X districts north of the Horace Harding Expressway and east of Main Street, to R4A.

    R4A: The proposed R4A zoning includes portions of 22 blocks in five non-contiguous areas north of the Horace Harding Expressway and east of Main Street.

    In R4A districts, residential development is limited to one- and two-family detached residences. Lots must have a minimum size of 2,850 square feet and a minimum width of 30 feet.  Front yards must be at least 10 feet deep, but also must line up with an adjacent front yard to a maximum depth of 20 feet.  Two side yards are required, totaling at least 10 feet, with a minimum width of 2 feet; however, there must be at least 8 feet between buildings on adjacent lots.  The maximum FAR (0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance), maximum building height (35 feet) and maximum perimeter wall height (21 feet) typically produce one- or two-family homes with two full stories and an attic under a pitch roof.

  2. The Commission also modified the application to retain the existing depth of 210 feet for the C1-2 commercial overlay on the southeast corner of Booth Memorial Avenue and 136th Street.

**City Council adopted the zoning map changes with the following modifications:

  1. Rezoned two areas north of the Long Island Expressway and east of Main Street, originally proposed for R2A then modified by the Commission to R4A, to be rezoned from R4 to R3X. The two areas include portions of nine blocks east of Main Street and generally bounded by 141st Street, 56th Road, 148th Street and 59th Avenue/ 58th Road; and portions of four blocks east of Kissena Boulevard bounded by 157th Street, Booth Memorial Avenue, 160th Street and 59th Avenue.

  2. Modified the boundary line between the R2A and R3-1 zones in the Cedar Grove neighborhood, along the south side of 63rd Avenue and 100' west of Main Street. This change rezones four properties on the south side of 63rd Avenue from R3-2 to R3-1.

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

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