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Projects, Studies and Proposals
Active Studies & Proposals:
Water Street POPS Upgrades Initiative
East Harlem Neighborhood Study
The East Harlem Neighborhood Study is a comprehensive, community-focused effort that will identify opportunities for the creation of new mixed-income housing and the preservation of existing affordable units, consistent with Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York plan. As part of the whole-community focus, the study will also involve the identification of complementary initiatives to address key community wellness, infrastructure, economic development, and workforce issues.
Water Street POPS Upgrades Initiative
Water Street POPS Upgrades Initiative
In the summer of 2013, the Department of City Planning and the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) launched the Water Street POPS Upgrades Initiative to encourage and facilitate the transformation of the corridor’s privately owned public spaces (POPS) and ground floor retail spaces into active and welcoming destinations. The study presents a framework for comprehensive upgrades and will inform any amendments to the Zoning Resolution that may be necessary to facilitate the improvements envisioned in this report.
Vanderbilt Corridor
Vanderbilt Corridor - Adopted on 05/27/15
The Department of City Planning is proposing a zoning text and City Map change to facilitate commercial development along Madison and Vanderbilt avenues in Manhattan, improve pedestrian circulation within Grand Central Terminal and its vicinity, and allow greater opportunity for area landmarks to transfer their unused development rights. These actions are proposed concurrently with a private application for special permits to redevelop the block bounded by East 43rd Street to the north, East 42nd Street to the south, Madison Avenue to the west, and Vanderbilt Avenue to the east (the “One Vanderbilt” site).
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.

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