Rezoning Approved in the Bronx

A plan to rezone a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx is the fourth rezoning completed during the tenure of Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the first to visit the Bronx.

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March 26, 2018, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"After nearly three years of meetings, protests and negotiations, the City Council has unanimously voted to approve the Jerome Avenue rezoning, which will transform 95 blocks of the central and southern Bronx," reports Rebecca Baird-Remba.

"The rezoning will pave the way for 4,600 units of new housing—including 1,150 permanently affordable ones—along Jerome Avenue in the next decade," and "change the heavy commercial and industrial zoning along Jerome to mixed-use residential zoning that encourages the development of new mid-rise apartment buildings, community facilities and retail."

Baird-Remba also provides more details of the political process that led to the rezoning's adoption last week.

For more coverage of the Jerome Avenue rezoning, see also an article by Jose Anuta, who headlines the coverage by noting that the Jerome Avenue rezoning is the fourth of 15 rezonings targeted by the de Blasio Administration.

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