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Zoning and Development Committee

June 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Zoning and Development Committee
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 6:30 PM
This meeting was conducted via Zoom

MINUTES: June 2023 Zoning and Development Minutes

A livestream of this meeting can be found here.


  1. Public Presentation: 220 East 86th Street; Amendment to BSA Variance 88(89-90)-77-BZ – BSA Application to Modify an Existing Variance to Enable a Zoning Lot Merger to Permit the Transfer of Air Rights. Application would allow the transfer of 26,673 square feet of developments rights to 222 East 86th Street. This application will be subject to a public hearing held by the Full Board of CB8M at a Land Use Meeting on July 12.
    1. Application Materials
    2. Presentation 220 E 86th
  2. A discussion of the 210 Foot Building Height Limits
    1. The Guardian: New York City is sinking due to weight of its skyscrapers, new research finds
    2. Research Article: Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment of Low, Mid and High-Rise Multi-Family Dwellings ("Including operational and construction energy, there is a 30% increase in GJ/m2 from three to 11–21 storey buildings. This increase is due to use of more energy-intensive construction materials such as steel and concrete as compared to wood construction with higher building height. [Although] [w]e expected to see operational energy per area decreasing with increasing building height (due to more shared floors/ceilings), but the U.S. Residential Energy Consumption Survey [36] (see Section 3.4) showed the opposite trend.")
    3. The Guardian: Wasteful, damaging and outmoded: is it time to stop building skyscrapers? (the researcher "points out that a typical skyscraper will have at least double the carbon footprint of a 10-storey building of the same floor area.")
    4. Crosscut: High-rises are energy hogs, not climate solutions
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business

Elizabeth Ashby, Anthony Cohn, and Sharon Pope-Marshall, Co-Chairs


June 27, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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