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