Midtown Rezoning

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’NealGene Santoro, Larry Scheyer and Kathy Thompson also testified.

Multi-Board Task Force Report on Midtown Rezoning, June 11, 2013

Multi-Board Task Force Principles for Midtown Rezoning

Department of City Planning East Midtown Study Page and Presentations

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (CEQR), April 19, 2013

Joint CB4, 5 and 6 letter to City Planning, Aug. 21, 2012

Letter from Department of City Planning to CB5, August 10, 2012

CB6 Letter to Dept. of City Planning, June 27, 2012 regarding DCP’s initial presentation

East Midtown Rezoning Proposal in the Media

Coalition of Pols, Community Leaders call East Midtown Rezoning a Failure, DNA Info, Oct. 2, 1013

NY Times, Mr. Stringer’s Choice, July 30, 2013

NY Times, The Plan to Swallow Midtown, July 24, 2013

NY Times, As East Midtown Girds for Taller Buildings, Squat Relics Endure, April 29, 2013 

NY Times, A Modern City in East Midtown? April 21, 2013

Gothamist, Midtown East’s Possible Future: Skyscrapers Blocking Chrysler Building? April 19, 2013

Wall Street Journal, Not Visionary Enough, March 20, 2013

Wall Street Journal, Barbs for Midtown Plan, March 13, 2013

Daily News, Bloomberg Races to Rezone More Than 70 Blocks of Midtown East and Forever Change the Skyline of New York, March 12, 2013

Testimony Given before the Department of City Planning at September 27, 2012 Scoping Session

Tri-Board Task Force on East Midtown Rezoning Statement of Principles