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Keeping in Character: A Look at the Impacts of Recent Community-Initiated Rezonings in the East Village 10/04/12

Proposed rezoning of the 3rd/4th Avenue corridor from NYC City Planning

GVSHP-proposed rezoning of the 3rd/4th Avenue corridors

Approved East Village / Lower East Side Rezoning Plan from the Department of City Planning 11/19/08

Map of the affected area 11/19/08




GVSHP urged inclusion of the Bowery and 3rd & 4th Avenue Corridors

GVSHP’s recommendations to improve the East Village rezoning plan




In November 2008, the City Council enacted into law a sweeping rezoning of the East Village. The new zoning will for the first time establish height limits for new development throughout the affected area, reduce the allowable bulk of new development in most of the area, cap air rights transfers, eliminate the current zoning bonus for dorms and hotels, and create incentives for the creation and retention of affordable housing.

One troubling shortcoming of the rezoning, however, was the exclusion of the 3rd and 4th Avenue corridors and the Bowery. GVSHP and others pushed very hard to get this area included, but the City stubbornly refused. GVSHP is working with community groups, the community board, and local elected officials, especially Councilmember Rosie Mendez and Borough President Scott Stringer, to advance a community-initiated rezoning plan for these blocks, which also desperately need it.





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