The Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning, approved in September 2017, was developed as part of a comprehensive community plan to revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway into a vibrant mixed-use center. Community stakeholders included the Downtown Far Rockaway Working Group, first convened in October 2015 by Council Member Donovan Richards, in partnership with the Mayor's Office and multiple City agencies. The plan features a series of commitments to address housing, transportation, economic development, and public space needs in Downtown Far Rockaway. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on these initiatives that details the status of these commitments.
The Greater East Midtown Rezoning, approved in August 2017, will foster the new, modern office buildings needed to spur jobs and keep New York a global capital of commerce. The plan ties that growth directly to improvements in the district's public transit and public space, so as new buildings rise, New Yorkers will see major investments in subway stations, less congested sidewalks and expansive plazas for office workers and visitors. The rezoning covers 78 blocks between Third Avenue and Madison Avenue, from East 39th Street to East 57th Street, and includes specific commitments made by the Administration to the New York City Council. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on the status of these commitments.
The East New York Neighborhood Plan, released in 2016, features initiatives led by numerous city agencies to support affordable housing preservation and production, economic development, and improved community resources. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on these initiatives that details the status of each commitment made to Council Member Rafael Espinal and the New York City Council.