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NYC Rezoning

As Rezoning Process Relaunches, New York Seeks to “Dismantle” Inequity

That approach would prioritize ULURP projects in areas hardest hit by COVID-19.

Court Quashes Push for Racial Equity in NYC Neighborhood Planning

The city’s embattled 2018 rezoning of Inwood will now move forward.

This Lawsuit Could Change How NYC Plans Neighborhoods

"If we don’t have planning that is focused on racial equity, it’s essentially complicit in segregation."

As NYC neighborhoods push back against rezonings, de Blasio’s signature housing policy is threatened

Neighborhoods from Inwood to Bushwick are pushing back and stalling major changes proposed for their communities.

In Two Bridges, judge lands another legal blow to contested towers

The protracted legal battle has given community groups time to plan for the neighborhood’s future.

In Morningside Heights, a community wants to plan its own future

The Council is crafting a rezoning plan with community advocates in what could be a "new path" for neighborhood rezonings.

A polluted Queens waterway braces for major transformation

A new mixed-use project could reshape the Flushing River waterfront, but concerns over its environmental impacts remain

What is ULURP, and why should I care? NYC’s land-use review process, explained

A breakdown of ULURP and how the controversial city planning process is crucial to life in New York.

Plans to rezone Bushwick are dead, for now

The city is shelving plans to rezone the Brooklyn neighborhood.

6 crucial ways New York City’s landscape will change in 2020

What to expect from New York’s transit, parks, megaprojects and more this year.

Inwood rezoning struck down following community challenge

A judge called the city’s review of the contested rezoning "superficial."

6 NYC neighborhoods poised for major change in 2020

Rezonings, new developments, and more big changes are on the horizon for these six neighborhoods

Sunset Park’s future debated at Industry City rezoning hearing

Residents faced off over the plan during the review process’s first hearing.

How NYC rezonings spur ‘racialized displacement’ throughout the city

Housing advocates and pols are pushing for a racial impact study for city rezonings.

City lays groundwork for potential Soho, Noho rezoning

A new report spells out possible zoning reforms for the neighborhoods.

Sunset Park officials push de Blasio admin for Industry City rezoning commitments

The push comes after a surprise kickstart to the rezoning’s official review.

NYC’s land use ballot measure, explained

What to know about Ballot Question No. 5 in this year’s general election

Industry City rezoning begins official review process despite local ire

"I am prepared to vote ‘no,’" says the area’s City Council member.

Industry City agrees to delay and modify rezoning plans

The 16-building complex says it will acquiesce to the local lawmaker’s conditions

Brooklyn pol ‘unequivocally against’ Industry City rezoning without neighborhood investments

The fate of the Sunset Park Industry City rezoning remains nebulous.

Inwood rezoning opponents take their battle to court

A year later, critics argued in court that the city’s rezoning is "illegally adopted"

A judge blocked three towers planned for Two Bridges. Now what?

Neighborhood advocates struck a critical hit to the towers in a David and Goliath battle that is far from over

Gowanus coalition seeks added environmental protections amid rezoning

The group is calling for a special district that would serve to mitigate some of the area’s longstanding environmental issues.

Boerum Hill residents sue to stop rise of 800-foot Flatbush Avenue tower

The plaintiffs challenge that the upzoning for 80 Flatbush is "unlawful"

Staten Island’s Bay Street rezoning approved by City Council

The vote caps a years-long process to rezone State Island’s north shore

Possible Soho, Noho rezoning could broaden the scope of artist live-work spaces

Preliminary recommendations say those units could be expanded for "all types of work"

Staten Island’s Bay Street rezoning clears major City Council hurdle

The plan includes $92M for the long-awaited Lyons Pool complex

Decade-old East Village rezoning did not deliver on affordable housing projections

Only 55 percent of the affordable units estimated by the city were created

Gowanus rezoning must not ‘diminish’ canal cleanup: feds

The EPA is working with the city to understand the rezoning’s impact on the canal

Bill aims to study how rezonings affect NYC neighborhoods’ racial demographics

The bill would force a racial impact analysis with the environmental review process

Rezonings transform NYC neighborhoods—but the city doesn’t meaningfully study their impacts

Rezonings treat New Yorkers as "guinea pigs in badly designed experiments," said a Queens council member

Gowanus Canal sewage overflow draws neighborhood concerns pre-rezoning

One Assembly member says she is worried about the "city’s lack of focus on the sustainability of this area"

Vision to rezone Bushwick unveiled by city

Under the plan, certain buildings could rise up to 16 stories while others would be capped at only 3 stories

City Council bill would require city to study displacement spurred by rezoning

The data will help the city "no longer leap before we look" into rezonings, said the councilman behind the bill

City says Gowanus rezoning will create 8,200 new apartments

Some 3,000 of those new units are earmarked as permanently below market rate

NYC’s plan for borough-based jails gears up for public review process

ULURP will kick off next week

Sunset Park debates future of Industry City rezoning

Council member Carlos Menchaca said he’s "not sure that a rezoning is at all necessary now"

Industry City spent millions lobbying for delayed rezoning

Developers spent more than $2 million to lobby for the now-delayed Industry City rezoning

Industry City delays rezoning after pressure from lawmakers

Lawmakers fear the rezoning could "supercharge" displacement and gentrification in the working-class nabe