In April 2007, Borough President Stringer announced his proposal for a West Harlem Special District, a comprehensive plan to rezone
In the months after he first released his proposal, Borough President Stringer attended Community Board and block association meetings, and held numerous public meetings throughout
Contextual zoning provisions to limit the scale of buildings to reflect the existing character of the community, and to stop displacement pressures threatening the neighborhood.
Inclusionary housing, to create permanently affordable housing in new developments.
A planning study area that extends to Community Board 9ís northern boundary at
155th Street. Based on consistent community comment and advocacy, this border has been increased from the originally proposed 145th Street.
This rezoning will take major strides to preserve the existing social and physical character of
The Borough Presidentís office is now working closely with the Department of City Planning, the community, and other stakeholders to refine and shape the proposal so that it can be enacted next year. While City Planningís support is a critical step forward for the project, important work remains to be done, as the plan undergoes further refinement and more public input is received. If you would like to sign up as a supporter of the rezoning and get updates on its progress and continuing input into its development, please sign up below.
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