Upzoning

New Yorkers against ZQA

Everyone listed below has expressed their opposition to ZQA/MIH To read HDC’s statement click here / To send a letter to City Council expressing your opposition to ZQA/MIH click here   Manhattan Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12 (8 and 10 took no action ) Brooklyn Community Boards 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 Bronx Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 Queens Community Boards 1,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,( 10 took no […]

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Moving Fast: ZQA/MIH at City Council Feb 9&10!

A wholesale upzoning of all five boroughs is a handout to developers.  This is the last step before a vote. Please join HDC in speaking up on Feb. 9 & 10! Tell City Council that New Yorkers deserve affordable housing without upzoning the entire city. They have the power to make these decisions, but need to […]

Historic Districts Council Statement to NYC City Council on ZQA/MIH

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. We represent over 500 neighborhood-based groups dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with property owners, Community Boards, City Planning and elected officials to enact appropriate zoning in order to better protect […]

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Public Shut Out from CPC’s Public Hearing on ZQA/MIH

Were you left outside, too? The Historic Districts Council, NY Landmarks Conservancy, MAS, Friends of the Upper East Side, Landmark West!, and the Society for the Architecture of the City were unable to testify at the City Planning Commission’s public hearing for ZQA/MIH this morning because the room was at capacity by 9:15 am–the hearing commenced at 9:00 am. By 10:30 am, […]

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Raise Your Voice: ZQA/MIH Hearing

Who: NYC City Planning Commission What: Public Hearing on Zoning for Quality & Affordability (ZQA); Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Where: National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green When: Tomorrow Wednesday, December 16, 9:00 am   Please click here to write Mayor de Blasio and the City Council urging them to listen to NY’s […]

Historic Districts Council Testimony for the ZQA /MIA December 16, 2015 Hearing

December 16, 2015 Statement of the Historic Districts Council City Planning Commission Zoning for Quality & Affordability; Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Public Hearing The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods.  We represent over 500 neighborhood-based group dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have […]

The Case of ZQA’s “Missing” Environmental Impact Statement

————————————————————————————————————————————————————– A letter from Christabel Gough answers some of our questions about ZQA/MIH’s Environmental Impact Statement Last week we were scratching our heads at Gale Brewer’s hearing: where was the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for all these controversial zoning proposals?  That document was going to explain the impact of the Mayor’s zoning ideas on all […]

HDC Statement- Zoning for Quality & Affordability Scoping Session

March 25, 2015 Statement of the Historic Districts Council City Planning Commission Zoning for Quality & Affordability   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods.  We represent over 500 neighborhood-based group dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with […]

Simeon Bankoff: Taking the Context out of Contextual Zoning

City Land 04/14/2015 In March 2015, the City Planning Commission announced a proposal called Zoning for Affordability and Quality, which broadly calls for three principal changes in the current citywide zoning resolution. The plan proposes to change and enlarge definitions of senior housing to include more types of housing providers than currently permitted. It also proposes […]

HDC Statement- Zoning for Quality & Affordability Scoping Session

March 25, 2015 Statement of the Historic Districts Council City Planning Commission Zoning for Quality & Affordability   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods.  We represent over 500 neighborhood-based group dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with […]

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