NYC FAR Legislation Is Off The Table
(for now…stay tuned)
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SOME MEMBERS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE ARE WORKING TO PASS
THE BIGGEST CHANGE TO ZONING IN 55 YEARS.
A bill to amend the Multiple Dwelling Law by removing the floor-area-ratio (FAR) cap on residential buildings is being rushed through the State Legislature, and could be voted on at any minute! FAR is the primary zoning tool regulating the size of buildings in our neighborhoods.
Crain’s reports “Change to state law could make way for megatowers.”
Backed by Mayor de Blasio, this bill would remove height and bulk restrictions for new residential buildings, and is likely the first step to upzoning across the city. LANDMARK WEST! stands in opposition to the bill and urges the New York State Legislature to disapprove its passage.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP
Contact your State Senator and Assembly Member today
Make sure they know about this bill
(Senate Bill 5469/Assembly Bill 7807)
and urge them to vote NO!
If they already oppose it, please tell them “Thank you!”
for standing up for human-scale neighborhoods
To find your representatives, please click here.
Also, please contact the Mayor and your Council Member
and urge them to make sure New Yorkers have a say in this decision!
To find your council member, please click here.
The bill proposes to remove a cap on residential development which has been in place for over fifty years, without regard for its impact on urban life. It represents a giveaway to developers seeking to build supertall luxury buildings, thinly veiled as an effort to increase affordable housing construction. The bill would open the door to increasingly out-of-scale development and further strain infrastructure and neighborhoods.
We deserve true neighborhood-based community planning that fosters a measured, comprehensive approach for sustainable and contextual development.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SPOKE UP!
Together, we made a difference.
Read more about this issue here.