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  • Firefighters battle a blaze at Blue Ridge Farms and the burnt-out building at 3301 Atlantic Avenue

    Firefighters battle a blaze at Blue Ridge Farms and the burnt-out building at 3301 Atlantic Avenue

    Nonprofit developer Phipps Houses is in contract to buy a burnt-out former food-processing plant that’s part of the city’s East New York rezoning plan for $38 million, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

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  • From left: Melissa Mark-Viverito and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Melissa Mark-Viverito and Bill de Blasio

    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has set a timeline for the rezoning of East Harlem, with expectations to “have a clear community-based neighborhood plan” in place by November, she said Wednesday.

    The rezoning, along with similar efforts in East New York and the Bronx, is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to preserve and add more affordable housing units in the city over the next 10 years. [more]

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  • City Planning Commission Chair Carl Weisbrod and Mayor Bill De Blasio

    City Planning Commission Chair Carl Weisbrod and Mayor Bill De Blasio

    In low-rent neighborhoods where the city is planning rezonings to allow developers to build taller towers, the math won’t pencil out without government subsidies, according to a report by the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

    The city has proposed changing the zoning laws in neighborhoods including East New York, East Harlem and Cromwell-Jerome in the Bronx to allow for more density and spur development of affordable housing. [more]

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  • Vicki Been

    Vicki Been

    Trying for a reality check, Vicki Been, the commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, told a conference last week: “This is about trade-offs,” referring to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan.

    Residents have been demanding increased improvements as of late in conjunction with the mayor’s plan for 240,000 new housing units, while at the same time demanding protection from displacement and rent increases, according to Crain’s. [more]

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  • From left: Carl Weisbrod and David Greenfield

    From left: Carl Weisbrod and David Greenfield

    The City Planning Commission’s Carl Weisbrod told City Council members today that he expects his department to certify a rezoning application for Brooklyn’s East New York in the spring, but he remains uncertain about timing for the 14 other neighborhoods that may undergo rezoning.

    At a City Hall budget meeting, Weisbrod said, “I do anticipate we will be entering the formal [land use] process this spring” for East New York. But about the other 14 neighborhoods, only half of which have been identified so far, he was less clear. “And on others, I think we are not 100 percent certain yet what the specific target dates are,” he said. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio and Franklin Avenue in East New York

    From left: Bill de Blasio and East New York, Brooklyn

    The rezoning of East New York could add 7,250 housing units by the year 2030, according to a new plan released by the city. [more]

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  • Long Island City

    Long Island City

    Developers may be required to include affordable housing in Queens Plaza and Court Square-area projects as part of a Long Island City rezoning plan being reviewed by the Department of City Planning, a mandate that would be a first in New York City. [more]

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  • Rendering of new developments in Long Island City's Court Square neighborhood

    Rendering of new developments in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood

    Long Island City, one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the city, could see even more residential development as City Hall considers a possible rezoning to encourage construction around Queens Plaza. [more]

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  • From left: a former rendering for the location and 1560 60th Street

    From left: a former rendering for the location and 1560 60th Street, Brooklyn

    Abraham Leser is bringing a 230,000-square-foot development with 128 apartments to the border of Borough Park and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn. [more]

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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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