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Land Use, Housing & Zoning

Department of City Planning Public Plaza Design Standards Text Amendment.

WHEREAS, A zoning text amendment was adopted in 2007 which made extensive changes in design requirements for public plazas used for a bonus increase in floor area for new developments; and

WHEREAS, Recent applications for new public plazas or existing plazas with design changes have identified certain regulations that warrant improvement or clarification of the 2007 text; and

WHEREAS, The proposed amendments would make minor changes to provisions regarding the planting of trees, the size of signs, required sidewalk frontages and area dimensions which would clarify some standards or add new provisions to improve the quality and utility of public plazas; and

WHEREAS, The Board finds that all of these changes are technical in nature and will make the requirements for new plazas clearer and easier to comply with; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the proposed Zoning Text Amendments regarding Privately Owned Public Plazas.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstaining.

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