Lower Density Growth Management Areas
2021-05-23 23:11:00

Lower Density Growth Management Areas

Lower Density Growth Management Areas (LDGMAs) are areas with special regulations in place which are intended to preserve th...

Limited Height Districts
2021-02-10 02:02:20

Limited Height Districts

A limited height district is a special district that can be superimposed onto an area that has been designated as a historic...

Large-Scale Developments
2021-01-07 02:32:34

Large-Scale Developments

Large-Scale Developments (LSDs) exist on either very large zoning lots or across multiple lots. They avoid the rezoning issu...

The Food Retail Expansion to Support Health Program (FRESH)
2020-11-03 03:35:32

The Food Retail Expansion to Support Health Program (FRESH)

The Food Retail Expansion to Support Health Program, or FRESH, was created in 2008 after a citywide study called Going to Ma...

Contextual Districts
2020-08-18 08:36:03

Contextual Districts

Contextual districts were created in 1987 in conjunction with the

The Failure of Opportunity Zones
2020-07-22 03:17:41

The Failure of Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zones (OZ) incentive has been put...

NYC’s Inclusionary Housing Program
2020-05-20 11:17:18

NYC’s Inclusionary Housing Program

NYC’s Inclusionary Housing Program is an offshoot of the national

The C8 Commercial District
2020-02-13 01:06:22

The C8 Commercial District

The C8 district is a commercial area that allo...

Transit Zone
2019-12-11 03:22:27

Transit Zone

Transit zones in NYC are dense urban areas with a low car ownership rate and different programs of affordable housing. These...

Overlay District
2019-12-10 00:22:08

Overlay District

An overlay district is an area that is additionally placed within an existing zoned districts (for example a

Environmental Protection Overlay District
2019-11-29 03:49:42

Environmental Protection Overlay District

An Environmental Protection Overlay District (EPOD) is an overlay zone located in sensitive environmental places in which sp...

Historic Overlay
2019-11-13 02:22:59

Historic Overlay

An overlay district is an area that is additionally placed within an existing zoned districts, or superseding multiple borde...

Commercial Overlay
2019-10-29 01:09:21

Commercial Overlay

Commercial activities take part in a commercial di...

Opportunity Zone
2019-09-27 06:16:10

Opportunity Zone

The opportunity zone is an economically-distressed area, attractive for private investors, and thus a development tool inten...

Mixed Use District
2019-08-12 00:46:25

Mixed Use District

The mixed use district (MX district) is an area where mixed land uses are permitted. For instance, both residential and comm...

Privately Owned Public Spaces
2019-07-26 01:00:21

Privately Owned Public Spaces

Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) are spaces zoned for public use and controlled by the property’s owner. These public sp...

Special Purpose Districts
2019-07-22 09:32:45

Special Purpose Districts

Special purpose districts are area’s with particular qualities and functions, and are created to meet the needs of a neighbo...