On May 8, 2017, the Department of City Planning presented a planning framework to the City Planning Commission, articulating the Department’s vision for developments on Block 675 in northern Chelsea, located between 11th and 12th Avenues and West 29th and 30th Streets, within Manhattan Community District 4. Learn more about the Block 675 Planning Framework.
Greater East Midtown
DCP is proposing a zoning text amendment and map change for the Greater East Midtown neighborhood. The proposal would permit higher as-of-right densities for new state-of-the-art office building construction in order to ensure that East Midtown remains a highly competitive business district. New development would facilitate public realm improvements and the preservation of area landmarks. Learn more abut the Greater East Midtown neighborhood - (Adopted - 8/9/17)
East Harlem Neighborhood Study
The East Harlem Neighborhood Study, one of our neighborhood planning studies, is a comprehensive, community-focused effort that will identify opportunities for the creation of new mixed-income housing and the preservation of existing affordable units, as well as the identification of complementary initiatives to address key community wellness, infrastructure, economic development, and workforce issues. Learn more about the East Harlem Neighborhood Study - (Adopted - 11/30/17)
Resilient Neighborhoods - East Village - Lower East Side - Two Bridges
Study for the Potential Expansion of the Special West Chelsea District
Study for the Potential Expansion of the Special West Chelsea District considers the potential expansion of the Special West Chelsea District. This report includes an analysis of existing conditions and draft recommendations, and will further inform consultation with the local community, elected officials, and private stakeholders on the potential for rezoning the study area. Learn more about the Study for the Potential Expansion of the Special West Chelsea District
East River Waterfront Study
East River Waterfront Study is a product of an ambitious planning and urban design study undertaken by the Department in 2004 that seeks to improve and reconnect Lower Manhattan’s diverse communities to a two-mile stretch of the East River waterfront. Learn more about the East River Waterfront Study.
The Department of City Planning is proposing a zoning text amendment and City Map change to facilitate commercial development along Madison and Vanderbilt avenues in Manhattan, improve pedestrian circulation within Grand Central Terminal and its vicinity, and allow greater opportunity for area landmarks to transfer their unused development rights. . Learn more about Vanderbilt Corridor - (Adopted - 5/ 27/15)