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Zoning Around Transit Stations in NYC Getting Downzoned, Study Shows

New York City's Dept. of City Planning says that it is committed to fostering transit-oriented development. But in neighborhood after neighborhood, the city is downzoning around the corner from the subway, argues Noah Kazis.

Kazis reports that while the city has increased density around many transit stations, they've also downzoned areas that are transit-accessible, preventing new development:

"Indeed, under one representative five-year period of Bloomberg and Burden's city planning, three-quarters of the lots rezoned for greater density were located within a half-mile of rail transit, but so were two-thirds of the lots where development was further restricted, according to research by NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy."

Kazis uses a rezoning in the Bronx to illustrate the story.

Thanks to Noah Kazis

Full Story: Department of City Planning Continues to Restrict Development Near Transit

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