NYC Council approves Midtown rezoning, paving way for new towers

City Council unanimously approves Midtown East rezoning plan. After five years, the city council approved a rezoning for Manhattan’s Midtown East on Wednesday, by a 42-0 vote. The proposal will rezone roughly 78 blocks, running from east 39th street to East 57th Street and from Third Avenue to Madison Avenue, clearing the way for 6.5 million.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Council this week approved the rezoning of the east midtown business district – clearing the way for new tall buildings. As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.

Get ready for a ton of new office space (maybe): City Council greenlights rezoning of Midtown East The City Council on Wednesday cleared the way for 6.5 million square feet of new office space to rise in Midtown East. The council.

The rezoning plan for Manhattan’s Greater East Midtown district is now in effect, after New York City Council’s unanimous approval. The regulations cover 78 blocks and are primarily focused on.

DCP is proposing a zoning text amendment and map change for the Greater East Midtown neighborhood. The proposal would permit higher as-of-right densities for new state-of-the-art office building construction in order to ensure that East Midtown remains a highly competitive business district. New development would facilitate public realm improvements and the preservation of area landmarks

What specific land use actions will the City Council review? The Charter gives the Council the power to approve, modify, or disapprove certain land use actions contained within the proposal. Here are the land use actions that will be reviewed: Zoning text amendment: The new East Midtown Subdistrict is established within the Special Midtown.

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In a unanimous verdict, the New York City Council approved the rezoning of Midtown East to usher in a new era of modern office development along an approximately 78-block stretch.

City Council Approves Rezoning for New JP Morgan Chase HQ at 270 Park. 1950s office building between East 47th and East 48th Streets to make way for a new 70-story commercial tower. Under the terms of the new zoning, Chase will build 10,000 square feet of public open space on Madison Avenue.

A City Council committee’s approval of a proposed rezoning of Midtown East represents a big win for the de Blasio Administration. The Bloomberg Administration fell short in an efforts to upzone the neighborhood in 2013.

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