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.
July 6, 2011, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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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

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Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in Streetsblog
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