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Community Facilities Reform


Calling for elimination of zoning bulk bonus

Letter to Buildings Dept. about preventing ‘dorm’ community facility abuse 04/04/05

GVSHP testimony on City community facility reform proposal 06/09/04

Letter of support from elected officials 10/30/02

Summary of GVSHP Proposals for Community Facilities Reform

After the Kimmel Center: How Can We Plan to Protect Our Neighborhoods, Parks, and View Corridors? 04/30/02

GVSHP has worked to change New York City’s zoning regulations to eliminate the current bulk bonus in many zoning districts for dormitory developments as compared to residential development. Many neighborhoods like the East Village have seen woefully inappropriate development of dorms utilizing the bonus currently afforded for dorm development.

In 2005 the City finally put in place rules requiring developers have a 10-year lease from an accredited educational institution before they could get the dorm bonus; GVSHP supported this rule, although we fought for it to be even more restrictive, and we continue to push for elimination of the dorm bonus entirely.

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