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Land Use Committee

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Land Use Committee
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 6:30 PM
This meeting was conducted hybrid in person and via Zoom
Ramaz School - Heyman Auditorium
125 East 85th Street (Between Park and Lexington Avenues)

MINUTES: January 2024 Land Use Committee Minutes


  1. Public Hearing – City of Yes for Economic Opportunity Goals 1, 3 and 4. The NYC Department of City Planning is proposing a citywide zoning text amendment to support economic growth and resiliency in New York City. This text amendment would facilitate the repurposing of existing nonresidential space by providing businesses with additional zoning flexibility to locate and expand. The proposed zoning text amendment would apply to all 59 of the city’s Community Districts. See companion ZR amendment in 2024Y0161.
    1. Project Documents
    2. Dept of City Planning's COY ZEO Presentation
    3. City of Yes Economic Opportunity (N240010ZRY) Resolution
    4. Goal 1: Make it easier for businesses to find space and grow
      1. Proposal Number 1: Lift time limits to reactivating vacant storefronts
      2. Proposal Number 2: Simplify rules for business types allowed on commercial streets
      3. Proposal Number 3: Expand opportunities for smallscale clean production
      4. Proposal Number 4: Modernize loading dock rules so buildings can adapt over time
      5. Proposal Number 5: Enable commercial activity on upper floors
      6. Proposal Number 6: Simplify and modernize how businesses are classified in zoning
    5. Goal 3: Enable more business-friendly streetscapes
      1. Proposal Number 13: Reduce conflicts between auto repair shops and pedestrians
      2. Proposal Number 16: Encourage safe and sustainable deliveries with micro-distribution
    6. Goal 4: New opportunities for businesses
      1. Proposal Number 15: Facilitate local commercial space on residential campuses
      2. Proposal Number 16: Create process for allowing corner stores in residential areas
      3. Proposal Number 17: Rationalize waiver process for adapting spaces for industries like film
      4. Proposal Number 18: Create new kinds of zoning districts for future job hubs
  2. Gaming Facility Text Amendment - The City is proposing a citywide zoning text amendment to allow gaming facilities as a permitted use in certain commercial districts (Section 32-10) and manufacturing districts (Section 42-10) in the Zoning Resolution. This modification would allow a gaming facility licensed by the State and developed through a new State defined siting process to be developed without regard to any potential conflict with the Zoning Resolution.
    1. Project Documents
    2. Review Session Presentation
    3. Gaming Text Am (N240179ZRY) Resolution
  3. Committee Reports and Action Items:
    1. Budget Committee - Rebecca Dangoor and Felice Farber, Co-Chairs
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business

Valerie S. Mason, Chair


January 17
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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