Pursuant to Local Law 175 of 2016, the City is responsible for publishing a list of capital and programmatic commitments associated with neighborhood-scale rezonings, and an annual progress report detailing the status of each initiative. These rezoning commitments are the product of comprehensive and community-driven planning processes in each neighborhood and have been organized by policy domain: Housing; Open Space; Community Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure; and Economic and Workforce Development.
The Gowanus Neighborhood plan was approved in November 2021. The Gowanus Neighborhood Plan is a shared, long-term vision for a thriving neighborhood. It looks to identify strategies for an equitable, resilient, and sustainable Gowanus, with more local jobs and housing. The Plan aims to support community goals such as cleanup of the Gowanus Canal and surrounding area, creating permanently affordable housing, diverse job opportunities, building and supporting schools, parks, and other community resources and infrastructure. It was developed with community members and elected officials over the past four years.
The SoHo/NoHo neighborhood plan was approved in December 2021. SoHo and NoHo are dynamic mixed-use neighborhoods with a diverse blend of residential, office, creative, and retail spaces. The SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan seeks to expand housing opportunities for New Yorkers, promote equity, support continued cultural and economic success in a holistic way, and reduce regulatory burdens for people who live and work there.
The Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan passed in June 2019. The City will advance neighborhood investments in housing, public space, waterfront, education, transportation, economic development, and infrastructure to improve quality of life for Bay Street Area residents as part of the comprehensive plan for the future of the North Shore. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on these initiatives that details the status of these commitments.
The Inwood Neighborhood Plan passed in August 2018. In this plan, a vision was laid out to create and preserve affordable housing in the area, and to plan for vibrant neighborhood growth. Investments in open space, transportation, infrastructure, and education represent a comprehensive approach to the planning process. The goal of the plan is to ensure that Inwood remain an affordable and livable neighborhood for working families and to improve the quality of life for all Inwood residents. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on these initiatives that details the status of these commitments.
The Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan passed in March 2018. The planning process involved a comprehensive look at the current and future community needs and resulted in a wide range of policy strategies. Housing quality and affordability was a major focus of the plan and key investments and zoning changes should result in a substantial increase in the amount of affordable housing, much of which will remain affordable in perpetuity. The plan as a whole seeks to bring vitality and growth to this vibrant community of the Bronx. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on these initiatives that details the status of these commitments.
The East Harlem Neighborhood Study and Rezoning is a comprehensive, community-driven plan to facilitate the development of affordable housing, preserve existing neighborhood character, improve the pedestrian experience, and enable new commercial and manufacturing space to support job creation. It covers 96 blocks generally bounded by East 104th street to the south, East 132nd Street to the north, Park Avenue to the west and Second Avenue to the east. The plan also features supporting initiatives related to infrastructure, economic development, workforce and community health. Each year, the Mayor’s Office of Operations will publish an update that details the status of these initiatives.
The Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning, approved in September 2017, was developed as part of a comprehensive community plan to revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway into a vibrant mixed-use center. Community stakeholders included the Downtown Far Rockaway Working Group, first convened in October 2015 by Council Member Donovan Richards, in partnership with the Mayor's Office and multiple City agencies. The plan features a series of commitments to address housing, transportation, economic development, and public space needs in Downtown Far Rockaway. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on these initiatives that details the status of these commitments.
The Greater East Midtown Rezoning, approved in August 2017, will foster the new, modern office buildings needed to spur jobs and keep New York a global capital of commerce. The plan ties that growth directly to improvements in the district's public transit and public space, so as new buildings rise, New Yorkers will see major investments in subway stations, less congested sidewalks and expansive plazas for office workers and visitors. The rezoning covers 78 blocks between Third Avenue and Madison Avenue, from East 39th Street to East 57th Street, and includes specific commitments made by the Administration to the New York City Council. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on the status of these commitments.
The East New York Neighborhood Plan, released in 2016, features initiatives led by numerous city agencies to support affordable housing preservation and production, economic development, and improved community resources. Each year, the Mayor's Office of Operations will publish an update on these initiatives that details the status of each commitment made to Council Member Rafael Espinal and the New York City Council.