Zoning at 100: A Symposium for the Future

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    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 by the end of the year.
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.
Housing New York: Mandatory Inclusionary Housing

    MIH is one of the more than 50 initiatives that make up the Mayor’s 10-year affordable housing plan. On March 22, it was approved with modifications by the City Council. This zoning text amendment establishes the most rigorous Inclusionary Housing program of any major U.S. city to ensure that the housing marketplace serves New Yorkers at a broader range of income levels.
NYC Estimated Population Tops 8.55M as of July 2015

    The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated New York City’s population at 8,550,405, as of July 2015, an increase of 4.6% over April 2010’s decennial census count. Fueled by continued surplus of births over deaths, partly due to record high life expectancy and a net influx of people, the City has not witnessed such a robust pace of growth since the 1920s, with Brooklyn seeing the largest increase and the Bronx nearing its 1970 historical high.
DCP 2005-15 Bike Counts

    DCP has been performing annual fall bike counts at generally the same 15 locations in Manhattan since 1999. The manually collected data include volumes, Citi Bike vs. non-Citi Bike riders, gender, helmet usage, and bike lane use, which can offer insights into cycling demographics and travel patterns. The 2005-2015 bike counts data reveal large increases in cycling over the last decade.

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Effective Monday, November 23rd, the Department of City Planning is operating its Central Office and Manhattan Borough Office at a new location in lower Manhattan: 120 Broadway (between Cedar and Pine), on the 31st floor. All land use applications and general customer inquiries are handled at this new address. This location is readily accessible from many subway lines, with the 4-5 and J-Z lines having an entrance directly into the building (from the Wall Street and Broad Street stops, respectively).

The new mailing address is:
Department of City Planning
120 Broadway 31st Floor
New York, NY 10271

Our phone numbers remain the same, with our main line remaining 212-720-3300. Borough offices in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island remain unchanged.

City Planning Commission Review Sessions and Public Meetings will remain at 22 Reade Street in Spector Hall.

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