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Manhattan's Midtown East Rezoning Wins Critical Approval

A City Council committee's approval of a proposed rezoning of Midtown East represents a big win for the de Blasio Administration. The Bloomberg Administration fell short in an efforts to upzone the neighborhood in 2013.
July 27, 2017, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A City Council subcommittee approved the long-awaited rezoning of Midtown East Thursday," reports Joe Anuta. "The new rules will allow developers to build larger office towers than currently allowed in exchange for improvements for pedestrians and commuters."

"The full council must still approve the plan, but the subcommittee's vote Thursday virtually guarantees that will happen," according to Anuta.

For more background on the controversial rezoning proposal, see Planetizen's past coverage of Midtown East. Much of the controversy over the de Blasio Administration's proposal for rezoning the neighborhood centered on its methods for generating public benefits. 

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Published on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Crain's New York Business
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