Community Board 11 Manhattan

East Harlem Rezoning

“The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP), together with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), is proposing a series of land use actions including zoning map amendments, zoning text amendments, and amendments to the Milbank Frawley Circle-East Urban Renewal Plan (collectively, the “Proposed Actions”) as a component of the East Harlem Neighborhood Study (the “Neighborhood Study”), a comprehensive, community-focused effort aimed at identifying opportunities for the creation of new mixed-income housing and the preservation of existing affordable units consistent with Mayor’s de Blasio’s housing plan, Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan. The Proposed Actions are intended to facilitate the development of affordable housing, preserve existing neighborhood character, improve the pedestrian experience, and create new commercial and manufacturing space to support job creation adjacent to existing and future transit nodes. The Proposed Actions would affect an approximately 96-block area of the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 11. The area that is subject to the Proposed Actions is generally bounded by East 104th Street to the south, East 132nd Street to the north, Park Avenue to the west and Second Avenue to the east.” (Dept. of City Planning)