Event: Zoning to Scale - Considering Neighborhood Character, 2/28, 6:30 - 8:30pm, The Museum of the City of New York

  • 28 Feb 2017
Event: Zoning to Scale - Considering Neighborhood Character, 2/28, 6:30 - 8:30pm, The Museum of the City of New York
Event Description

Zoning to Scale: Considering Neighborhood Character
Tuesday, February 28,
6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Museum of the City of New York,
1220 Fifth Ave, NY 10029

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, students and educators (w/ID); $10 for museum members (ticket price includes museum admission)

Conceived by Department of City Planning in the 1980s, contextual zoning allows the City to regulate the height, bulk, setback, and street frontage of new buildings as a way to preserve neighborhood character. How effective has contextual zoning been in encouraging residential and commercial development that fits in with the scale and character of existing buildings? Are there ways this tool can be improved to adapt to the city’s current housing needs and inherent development pressures?
Join us to discuss the impact of contextual zoning on some of New York’s most iconic neighborhoods. This event is part of the series "Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016"

Presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society.

1.5 LU AIA CES credits will be offered for attending this event.

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