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Projects & Proposals > Manhattan > Washington & Greenwich Streets Printer Friendly Version
Washington & Greenwich Streets Rezoning - Approved!
Overview | Existing Context & Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

  Update October 27, 2010:
On October 27, 2010 the City Council adopted the Washington & Greenwich Streets Rezoning. The zoning map and text changes are now in effect.

The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) is proposing a zoning change for all or portions of six blocks in the far western part of the West Village in Manhattan, Community District 2.  The proposed rezoning area is generally located on the east side of Washington Street approximately between West 10th and West 12th streets, extending eastward to include the west side of Greenwich Street approximately between West 10th and West 11th streets.  With the exception of a single lot located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Washington and Charles streets, the entirety of the proposed rezoning area is located within the boundaries of either the Greenwich Village Historic District or the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension. The Department’s rezoning addresses concerns raised by the community relating to recently constructed and potential future out-of-scale and out-of-character development.

The Department’s proposal would encourage new development to reflect existing residential use and scale by mapping a contextual zoning district that would provide a predictable set of development controls and tailor the zoning to the existing built character of the neighborhood. Such controls would include mandatory streetwalls, setbacks, and  building height limits.

As a whole, the proposed rezoning is intended to help preserve the character of the neighborhood within the rezoning area.

Intersection of Washington and Banks Street
Intersection of Washington and Banks Streets, Existing Context
Greenwich Street (view to the north)
Greenwich Street, Existing Context (view to the north)

Brief explanations of terms in green italics can be viewed by clicking on the term. Words and phrases followed by an asterisk (*) are defined terms in the Zoning Resolution, primarily in Section 12-10. Consult the Zoning Resolution for the official and legally binding definitions of these words and phrases.
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