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  • mmv-bk-navy-yard

    Melissa Mark-Viverito and Brooklyn Navy Yard

    The City Council has proposed a new zoning district to reserve real estate for the manufacturing industry. [more]

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  • hudson-yards

    Hudson Yards rendering

    The rezoning of Hudson Yards to allow for more residential development could ease the commercial leasing struggles of the Related Companies’ massive project, New York YIMBY wrote in an opinion piece.

    Enterprise software firm SAP is the sole tenant at the development paying a face rent that would create significant profit, the website said. [more]

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  • Crown Heights Community District 9 quadrants

    Crown Heights Community District 9 quadrants

    Community Board 9 in Crown Heights narrowly upheld a resolution to request a Department of City Planning review of the neighborhood’s current zoning.

    Tempers flared at the meeting on Tuesday as opponents, including the community group Movement to Protect the People,  demanded the vote be rescinded, DNAinfo reported. At the heart of the opposition is fear that such a review — or the study request as currently worded — could pave the way for high-rise towers once City Planning issues rezoning suggestions, according to the news site. [more]

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  • From left: 837 Washington Street and 809

    From left: 837 Washington Street and 809 West 14th Street

    The city should elevate West 14th Street to the status of other major Manhattan thoroughfares by upzoning the western portion of the road and revamping the Meatpacking District, writes New York YIMBY in an editorial. [more]

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  • 823 Bergen Street in Crown Heights

    Some building and business owners are calling on the city to rezone a portion of Crown Heights to allow residential properties to rise above light industrial facilities.

    The area just east of Barclays Center is dominated by one-story warehouses and garages due to zoning left over from an era when the neighborhood serviced rail lines along Atlantic Avenue, WNYC reported. But between October and March of this year, there were more apartment building sales transactions in Crown Heights than any other city neighborhood, according to Ariel Property Advisors data cited by the station. That residential demand is leading some to question whether the current zoning is still relevant, and if a plan for mixed-use properties would be a better option. [more]

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  • From left: The Toren, Downtown Brooklyn rezoning map and Metrotech

    From left: The Toren, Downtown Brooklyn rezoning map and Metrotech

    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released a proposal today calling for a new series of improvement projects for Downtown Brooklyn. A report issued on Tuesday about the results of the previous revamp of the area’s central business district – a rezoning in 2004 — may offer some insight as to why the current mayor feels compelled to revisit the issue. [more]

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  • From left: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, 1901 Starr Street and 176 Woodward Avenue in Queens

    From left: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, 1901 Starr Street and 176 Woodward Avenue in Queens

    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz approved a plan to rezone a portion of Ridgewood from manufacturing to residential. [more]

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  • Queens Village shopping center on Hillside Ave.

    Queens Village shopping center on Hillside Ave.

    The City Council approved a zoning change Thursday that would allow a Queens Village shopping center to bring in giant brand-name retail stores. [more]

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  • The renovated Kirkman Lofts in Dumbo was once a soap factory

    The renovated Kirkman Lofts in Dumbo was once a soap factory

    Nearly 40 percent of New York City land was rezoned during the Bloomberg administration, drastically altering New York City’s industrial base, once a bedrock of commerce in the city.  [more]

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  • ozone-park

    Ozone Park

    The city’s Department of City Planning is hoping that a 530-block rezoning will help preserve the climate of residential areas of Ozone Park, in southwestern Queens.

    A proposal by the agency intends to prevent high-density buildings from replacing two-family homes. Commercial development would also be limited in residential areas. But, in the shopping section of the neighborhood, zoning would offer incentives for commercial and mixed-use developments. [more]

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  • julissa-ferrera-east-elmhurst

    Queens City Council member Julissa Ferrera and East Elmhurst

    Residents are largely in favor of the city’s recently-proposed plan to rezone 127 blocks of East Elmhurst in Queens, with the hope it will maintain the area’s residential character while boosting commercial development, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Community Board 3 and Community Board 4, which are both in the proposal area, approved the change — the first since 1961 — last month. [more]

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  • Amanda Burden

    As Amanda Burden’s decade-plus reign as planning commissioner begins to wind down, New York’s real estate watchers are already looking ahead to her potential successors, Crain’s reported.

    Early successors include two ex-city planners: Vishaan Chakrabarti; Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate director and a SHoP Architects partner; and Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Another hopeful is Anna Levin, a City Planning Commission member and former community board chairwoman. [more]

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  • From left: David Von Spreckelsen, Kevin Esh, Ivan Hakimian and the King Street site

    Toll Brothers has picked up a two-story West Soho parking garage, primed for redevelopment as a residential building, for $56.5 million, marking the second of two prospective condominium sites the national homebuilder picked up at the end of the year, sources told The Real Deal. [more]

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