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Projects & Proposals > Manhattan Printer Friendly Version
Manhattan
Projects, Studies and Proposals
Active Studies & Proposals:
East Village- Lower East Side - Two Bridges  Resiliency
Resilient Neighborhoods - East Village - Lower East Side - Two Bridges
As part of the Resilient Neighborhoods initiative, the Department of City Planning is working with the communities of the East Village, Lower East Side, and Two Bridges to collaboratively identify changes to zoning and land use to address specific local conditions not addressed by the citywide Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment, and other citywide resiliency efforts. These neighborhoods were selected for this study not only because they were among the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods during Hurricane Sandy, but also because of the unique concentration of multi-family affordable housing developments.
West Chelsea Resiliency
Resilient Neighborhoods - West Chelsea
As part of the Resilient Neighborhoods initiative, the Department of City Planning is working with the community in West Chelsea to identify localized planning strategies to increase the neighborhood’s ability to withstand and recover from coastal storms and flooding. West Chelsea was selected for the study not only because it was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, but also because of the neighborhood’s distinctive mix of land uses, unique built character, and economic vitality.
The Special West Chelsea District Study for the Potential Expansion of the Special West Chelsea District
As part of a commitment made by Deputy Mayor Robert Steel to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Manhattan Community Board 4 on October 25, 2012, the Department of City Planning has prepared a study to consider the potential expansion of the Special West Chelsea District. This report includes an analysis of existing conditions and draft recommendations, and will further inform consultation with the local community, elected officials, and private stakeholders on the potential for rezoning the study area.

East River Waterfront Study - Proposed Plaza at the historic Battery Maritime Building
East River Waterfront Study
This project - whose third phase is currently under construction - is a product of an ambitious planning and urban design study undertaken by the Department in 2004 that seeks to improve and reconnect Lower Manhattan’s diverse communities to a two-mile stretch of the East River waterfront. The project area extends from the Battery Maritime Building to Pier 35, and forms a link between the Financial District, the Civic Center, Chinatown, and Lower East Side. The first phase of the new esplanade opened to the public in July, 2011.

 
Earlier Rezonings**:


** Earlier rezonings are no longer being updated. They are presented for reference purposes. Approved proposals are described as originally proposed by the Department of City Planning. Any modifications of the proposals by the City Planning Commission or the City Council are summarized under Public Review, where viewers may link to the CPC report and, in some instances, to the final enacted zoning text.



Earlier Projects and Studies:
 
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***Archived content is no longer being updated.  It is presented for reference purposes.


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