Greater East Midtown

    The zoning proposal enables the development of new, sustainable, state-of-the-art office buildings, solidifying East Midtown as a premier business district. Buildings would be able to achieve higher densities provided that the developments support enhancements to the area’s transit network and pedestrian realm, and support the preservation of some of Midtown’s most iconic landmarks.
Resilient Neighborhoods: Old Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach & Broad Channel


    City Planning has released its Resilient Neighborhoods report on Old Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Broad Channel. The report is the culmination of work with community members over the past three years.  It contains recommendations for zoning changes and other strategies to support neighborhood vitality and help residents and businesses withstand and recover quickly from future storms and flooding.

PLACES: Neighborhood Planning Studies

    PLACES: Neighborhood Planning Studies are comprehensive studies that examine and address key land use and zoning issues in a variety of neighborhoods, but also take a broader look at current and future community needs to identify a wide range of strategies and investments that accompany the land use and zoning changes and support neighborhood-specific growth and vitality.
Urban Design Principles for Planning New York City

    The Department of City Planning’s Urban Design Principles are intended to be an internal resource for department staff as well as the general public. These will serve those working to improve the livability of New York City’s neighborhoods and those who share our commitment to expand, protect and promote our public realm. The principles provide a foundation for understanding the land use planning and development process.

Zoning at 100: A Symposium for the Future

Watch This For Updates!
    The Handbook is intended to demystify the city’s zoning rules through easily understandable text, charts and images. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of zoning in New York City, the Handbook is being rewritten to provide a fuller picture of the current regulations and the planning ideas behind them. A new and improved edition will be available very soon. Stay tuned.

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