NYC Council approves Midtown rezoning, paving way for new towers

The Midtown East rezoning has come a long way since April 2012, when the Bloomberg administration first unveiled its proposal to encourage new office towers in the neighborhood. The City Council killed that plan a year and a half later, but Mayor Bill de Blasio resurrected it when he arrived in office in 2014.

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 approved rezoning more than 70 blocks in the district, allowing developers to build to a higher floor area ratio (FAR).

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 Unanimously Approves East Midtown Rezoning. New York City Council approved the East Midtown rezoning plan by a 42-0 margin at its session on Wednesday.. pave the way for a new. The rezoning of Midtown East to allow for larger office towers and public infrastructure improvements was approved by a City Council subcommittee on Thursday, Crain’s first reported, paving the.

City Council unanimously approves Midtown East rezoning plan – 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.

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Midtown East is going to take some time to change.. The City Council on Wednesday approved the rezoning of 73 blocks in the district, paving the way for roughly 6.5 million square feet of new.

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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.

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.