East Harlem rezoning clears major hurdle

City Planning votes in favor of plan

TRD New York /
Oct.October 02, 2017 06:21 PM

East Harlem (Credit: Compass)

The East Harlem rezoning cleared a major hurdle. On Monday, the City Planning Commission voted to approve the proposal, which still has to pass City Council.

The rezoning proposal would cap building heights at 32 stories and include so-called contextual zoning to ensure new buildings blend in with their surroundings. It covers the area between East 104th and 132nd streets, and Park and Second avenues.

There were 10 votes in favor, one against and one abstention.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer came out against the proposal in August, arguing that the city “needs a plan that better preserves neighborhood context, makes real up-front commitments to affordable housing preservation, [and] spreads new development across a wider area.”

The rezoning could add 3,500 new apartments to the area. [DNAinfo] — Konrad Putzier


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