Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
East Harlem Rezoning Meeting
On October 22, CIVITAS, Community Board 11 and land use consultants Insight Associates and George M. Janes & Associates presented an update on the initiative to bring new zoning to Madison, Park and Lexington Avenues between 115th and 132nd Streets. More than 80 individuals attended the meeting at The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
The presentation included potential land use and zoning scenarios and demonstrated how zoning can be used to create opportunities for affordable housing, to promote economic development, and to regulate appropriate building sizes and heights in the neighborhood. As part of the meeting, there was a question and answer session as well as a chance for community members to indicate their preferences and discuss their vision for the future of East Harlem. The October 22 meeting was the most recent of many public presentations and roundtable discussions that CIVITAS and Community Board 11’s Zoning Task Force have been organized.
Read the Latest News
This week's news reports of the October 22 meeting are in: DNAInfo: "East Harlem Plans for Future With Rezoning Proposals" and The Daily News:"New zoning eyed for East Harlem’s desolate 17-block gasoline alley"
Upcoming Community Board 11 meetings on the rezoning will be:
November 19, 2012, 7:00 pm - City Properties & Land Use Committee, 7 East 116th Street
December 10, 2012, 6:00 pm - City Properties & Land Use Committee, 7 East 116th Street
January 14, 2013, 6:00 pm - City Properties & Land Use Committee, 7 East 116th Street
January 22, 2013, 6:30 pm - Full Board meeting, location to be determined