Adi Talwar

Jerome Avenue, which runs underneath the elevated rail in the western Bronx, is the next neighborhood rezoning moving towards a vote.

A key hearing on the mayor’s fourth neighborhood rezoning proposal looms next week.

The rezoning would impact Jerome Avenue and some adjacent streets roughly from East 165th Street to 184th Street, which today are mostly zoned to allow for auto-related businesses. The rezoning would instead allow residential development—the city now estimates approximately 3,780 new apartments will result from it—along with the creation of new commercial and community facility spaces, and would require all developers to make a portion of the apartments income-targeted under the city’s mandatory inclusionary housing policy.

On January 17, the City Planning Commission voted 10 to 1 to approve the De Blasio administration’s proposed rezoning of Jerome Avenue, sending the rezoning to the City Council for final negotiations and an ultimate vote. Previously, community boards 4, 5, 7 and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. also recommended the rezoning, though conditioned their approval on a list of changes to the plan.

The final public hearing on the matter will occur on Wednesday, February 7, at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall.

As part of its ZoneIn initiative covering the proposed rezonings and the voices of community members who’ll be affected by them City Limits has distributed a free print newsletter in the neighborhood. See it below. (Una version en Espanol esta aqui.)

City Limits has previously issued print newsletters in Downtown Far Rockaway (English and Spanish), East Harlem (English and Spanish), East New York (English and Spanish) and Lower East Side/Chinatown (English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).



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