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You can read all of the latest news from the Zoning Committee here – including our public testimonies.

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This Friday- The Building Envelope Conundrum Panel

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When: 8:00am-10:00 am, Friday, September 19th
Where: The Center For Architecture, 536 Laguardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

Come to the Center for Architecture to see a presentation on CHPC’s “Building Envelope” study – and to offer your suggestions on how to solve this conundrum to the Department of City Planning (DCP).

The Building Envelope Conundrum is a fascinating case study looking into the impact of the contextual building envelope rules on residential development. We found that eight out of seventeen recent residential projects were unable to use all of their permitted floor area due to the rules that …

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The Building Envelope Conundrum

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The de Blasio administration’s newly announced Housing New York plan has set many ambitious goals for the development of new housing in the city – and has acknowledged that extra floor area for residential construction will be necessary.

CHPC’s board members are on the front lines of developing affordable housing. As such, they provide valuable insights into how the city can construct more housing, and improve its design and quality.

Recently, some of our board members had begun to raise an issue they had been experiencing that was constraining residential development. The rules that define the building envelope within contextual …

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Steering the New Course: policy ideas for the new administration

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STEERING THE NEW COURSE:
CHPC’s Ideas for Housing and Land Use Policy in New York City

With so much political change in New York this year, we felt that it was important to set out our suggestions and priorities for housing and land use policy based on all of CHPC’s work over recent years. We always aim to be a resource for decision-makers inside and outside of government – to help them to understand NYC’s most pressing housing and neighborhood issues, think through the real impact of policy on the three-dimensional built environment, and map out realistic policy steps for …

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CHPC Testifies in Favor of Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment

On Monday, September 30th, CHPC testified in favor of the Department of City Planning’s proposed Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment before the City Council Land Use Committee’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. You can read our full testimony here:

CHPC has been committed to collaboratively working with the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the CHPC Board has provided advice and recommendations concerning the regulatory changes needed to facilitate flood-resilient post-disaster reconstruction and planning. One important part of this work has been the Department of City Planning’s efforts to revise the zoning provisions applicable within flood zones so …

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CHPC Testifies In Favor of HPD adAPT Application

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CHPC  Testifies In Favor of HPD’s Winning AdAPT RFP

On Wednesday, October 2nd, we testified in favor of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s application for the adAPT RFP at the hearing of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises of the City Council’s Land Use Committee. You can read our full testimony here:

 

The Citizens Housing & Planning Council supports the application of HPD’s winning AdAPT RFP submission.

Our work on this issue resulted not from a preconceived idea to advance the creation of small apartments, but rather resulted from a simple question: As our population grows how …

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Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment Testimony

This morning, we testified at the City Planning Commission hearing in favor of the Department of City Planning’s proposed Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment. You can read our full testimony here:

CHPC has been committed to collaboratively working with the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the CHPC Board has provided advice and recommendations concerning the regulatory changes needed to facilitate flood-resilient post-disaster reconstruction and planning. One important part of this work has been the Department of City Planning’s efforts to revise the zoning provisions applicable within flood zones so as to both streamline repair and rebuild …

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Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment

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CHPC has been committed to collaboratively working with the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the CHPC Board has provided advice and recommendations concerning the regulatory changes needed to facilitate flood-resilient post-disaster reconstruction and planning. One important part of this work has been assisting the Department of City Planning’s efforts to revise the zoning provisions applicable within flood zones so as to both streamline repair and rebuild efforts and improve the flood resilience of new and existing buildings.

 

The Department of City Planning recently referred out a proposed Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment. This Text Amendment – …

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Manhattan Core Parking Testimony

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This morning, we testified in the Council Chambers favor of the Department of City Planning’s proposed text changes on Manhattan Core parking policies. You can read our full testimony here:

The Zoning Committee of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) has reviewed the proposed text submitted by the Department of City Planning to revise the zoning regulations governing off-street parking in the Manhattan Core.

We fully support these revisions and applaud the vision of the Department of City Planning to re-examine regulations that were initiated 30 years ago, study how they are working in practice today, eradicate references to …

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CHPC Testifies at Public Hearing on Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Area

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This week, CHPC has been keeping busy. In the midst of all the news about Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement of the adAPT pilot program competition, we testified at a public hearing before the City Planning Commission regarding the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project. William R. Ginsberg Graduate Fellow Jinny Khanduja delivered testimony in favor of the project, with recommendations from our Zoning Committee for increasing the density of residential development on the proposed sites.

Read the testimony below.

 

Testimony
of Citizens Housing & Planning Council
on the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project
July 11, 2012

CHPC enthusiastically supports the …

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Jerilyn Perine on Miami 21 at AIA New York

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On February 9, CHPC’s Executive Director Jerilyn Perine participated in “Miami21 New Zoning: New Lessons for New York City?” hosted by the AIA New York Chapter.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principle at Plater-Zyberk & Co in Miami, presented the details of “Miami21,” one of the few new city-wide zoning codes completed in the last decade, and the first city-wide form-based code for a major American city.

Jerliyn Perine and other respondents familiar with New York City’s zoning code discussed the potential takeaways of the Miami21 effort for NYC. Jerilyn stressed the symbolic relevance of Miami21, saying “Too many of us in …

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