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.
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. (Adopted - August 9, 2017)
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.(Adopted - November 30, 2017)
Resilient Neighborhoods - East Village - Lower East Side - Two Bridges
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.
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.(Adopted - May 27, 2015)