The rezoning enables the development of new, sustainable, state-of-the-art office buildings, solidifying East Midtown as a premier business district. Buildings will 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.
City Planning has released its Resilient Neighborhoods report on Staten Island’s East Shore. The report results from three years of work with the community to develop recommendations for improving the vibrancy and resiliency of the East Shore.
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.