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Carl Weisbrod, Head of NYC Planning, Stepping Down

Carl Weisbrod will step down from his position at the head of the Department of City Planning in New York at the end of the month, and the de Blasio Administration has already identified his successor.
January 5, 2017, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Charles V. Bagli reports that Carl Weisbrod will step down from his roles as planning commissioner and planning director for the city of New York.

"In one of his finals acts…Carl Weisbrod, formally announced on Tuesday that a proposal to rezone a 78-block area of Midtown East near the terminal was ready for public review, calling it a 'gem,'" writes Bagli.

Weisbrod came into the role in February 2014, and since then has participated in several high profile planning efforts in the city. According to Baglin, "[t]he government career of Mr. Weisbrod… spans the redevelopment of Times Square, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and, under Mr. de Blasio, a major overhaul of the city’s zoning code." The article includes more details of the life and career of Weisbrod, who other than committing to serve as the chairman of the Trust for Governors Island, has declined to discuss his future plans.

Bagli also reports that Marisa Lago, "currently an assistant secretary for international markets and development at the Treasury," will take over leadership of the New York Department of City Planning in March.

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Published on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in The New York Times
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