New and Improved Zoning Handbook Available for Pre-Order Soon

A completely new and improved edition will be available soon. Watch this space to reserve your copy soon!

Have you wanted to better understand the city’s complex zoning rules, but don’t have the time to read the entire 1,300-page Zoning Resolution? To help out, the Zoning 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 completely rewritten to provide a fuller picture of the current regulations and the planning ideas behind them. It will:

  • make zoning more accessible to a broader range of people - whether you’re just learning what F-A-R is, you’re a community advocate or you’re a seasoned developer;
  • provide the up-to-date information you need on all zoning changes made since the 2011 edition including the Flood Resilience,  Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, Zoning for Quality and Affordability, and Zone Green text amendments, as well as numerous new special districts;
  • ground the Zoning Resolution in the reality of the city’s neighborhoods through new illustrations and photographs showing what can be built under zoning;
  • be re-oriented into a landscape format to enhance the book’s overall legibility.

Email: zoninghandbook2016@planning.nyc.gov
Fax number: 646-500-7301
Bookstore address:
City Planning Bookstore/NYC Department of City Planning
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10271

Any questions? Contact zoninghandbook2016@planning.nyc.gov. Stay tuned for any updates.