The Stated Meeting of the New York City Council on May 11 2023, which I attended, included three interesting zoning proposals that were approved and passed into law. Though these proposals are minor, I observed the process of zoning policy being passed during City Council stated meetings, which occur every other week.
In the Bronx, the council approved a zoning change that will bring 333 units and a renovated supermarket to 2560 Boston Road in the neighborhood of Allerton. There will be 84 studios, 149 one-bedroom units, 50 two-bedroom units and 50 three-bedroom units. 50 units will be allocated for formerly homeless households.
In Queens, zoning changes to support the redevelopment of 23-10 Queens Plaza South into the Opus Point office tower were coupled on general orders, with a new ULURP application and special permit being unanimously approved on June 1. This building will include a terrace and a youth programming center open to the public, as well as several other amenities available to tenants.
In Brooklyn, the rezoning of Paperific Supermarket will allow for much more commercial space, a car garage with 63 parking spaces, and space for offices and an expanded supermarket, as well as room for residential development.