Midtown East Rezoning Back On

21/05/2014 9:01 pm

alicia-glen-goldmanThe plan for the major rezoning of midtown east, which stalled at the twilight of the Bloomberg administration, will get a new lease on life next month. That is when Mayor Bill de Blasio will release his timeline for reinvigorating the effort, according to Alicia Glen, the deputy mayor for economic development and housing. In fact, speaking at a breakfast forum hosted by the Citizens Budget Commission on Wednesday, she revealed that the administration would release its timeline in about two weeks. Ms. Glen said the zoning would not take effect until 2016 at the earliest.

"That would mean we would obviously have the time to do all the work around consensus building on exactly how we should approach it, then get it certified," she said. "In real life, it's going to be between a year or two before you see anything happen."

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