| Background & Existing
Varied Built Character
The High Line
In 1999, in accord with the recommendations of
Community Board 4 in its adopted 197-A plan, a
of Chelsea, primarily east of Tenth Avenue, was
rezoned both to preserve its scale and to facilitate
residential development at appropriate locations.
As part of that rezoning, the West 23rd Street corridor extending
to Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea was rezoned
a mixed manufacturing-residential district. At
that time, the Department of City Planning committed
to re-examining West Chelsea’s zoning at
a later date. The Special West Chelsea District
follows up on that commitment.
Map of Zoning Adopted in 1999