The NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) is proposing a re-zoning strategy for 78 blocks of the East Midtown office area centered around Grand Central Terminal and Park Avenue, generally located between Fifth and Second Avenues, and East 57th and East 39th Streets. A multi-Board task force of Manhattan Community Boards One, Four, Five and Six is a key participant in the evolving proposal.
East Midtown Task Force public hearing, November 17, 6 PM
The Department of City Planning is proposing zoning changes to facilitate new
commercial development along Madison and Vanderbilt Avenues between 42nd and
47th Streets (the “Vanderbilt Corridor”). Concurrently, developer SL Green is seeking
special permits to redevelop the block between 42nd and 43rd Streets and Madison and
Vanderbilt Avenues (the “One Vanderbilt” site). The Tri-Board Task Force on East
Midtown and Community Boards Five and Six will hold a public hearing on November
17th at 6 PM at the Celeste Bartos Forum, in the NY Public Library’s Schwarzman
Building at 5th Avenue and 42nd St. to hear public comment on the proposals for One
Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Corridor. Come hear first-hand from the City and SL
Green about their proposals and ask questions
Links to DCP’s Midtown Rezoning Proposal and Community Board Responses
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Vanderbilt Corridor and One Vanderbilt, October 2014
Notice of Completion, DEIS for Vanderbilt Corridor, NYC Dept. of City Planning, October 2014
The Department of City Planning is proposing a zoning text amendment and City Map change to facilitate commercial development along Madison and Vanderbilt avenues in Manhattan.
Tri-Board task force’s comments regarding the draft scope of work for the DEIS, July 2014
Critique of Vanderbilt on-site contributions to the public realm.
CB6 Board Chair Sandro Sherrod’s testimony at Council Hearing, October 22, 2013
At that hearing, CB6 Board Members Ellen Imbimbo, Terence O’Neal, Gene Santoro, Larry Scheyer and Kathy Thompson also testified.
East Midtown Rezoning Proposal in the Media
Testimony Given before the Department of City Planning at September 27, 2012 Scoping Session
- Hon. Dan Quart Testimony
- Mark Thompson
- Land Use and Waterfront Committee Chair
- Ellen Imbimbo
- Lawrence Scheyer
- John Petit West
- Colleen Curtis
- Turtle Bay Association