Council To Hear Jerome Ave Stakeholders on Rezoning

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Adi Talwar

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


The de Blasio administration’s proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning is nearing the final stages of the seven-month decision-making process known as the the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). On Wednesday, the City Council will hold a hearing at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall (though it’s likely to get rolling around 10:00 a.m.), giving residents a final chance to weigh in on the proposal.

In the coming weeks, the Council and the mayor will negotiate on the proposal, and then the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, the Land Use Committee and finally the whole City Council will vote on it, with a decision due in mid-March.

The proposal, though it has faced opposition from several neighborhood groups, was approved with conditions by Bronx Community Boards 4, 5 and 7 and Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and approved by the City Planning Commission. City Councilmembers Vanessa Gibson and Fernando Cabrera, whose districts overlap with the proposed rezoning and will spearhead the Council’s negotiations with the mayor, have both expressed interest in the benefits of a rezoning as well as a desire to improve the proposal.

Check out our print newsletter on the Jerome Avenue rezoning here in English and here in Spanish, as well as op-eds for and against the proposal.

If you can’t make it to the hearing, you can watch the Council’s livestream video here and send your comments on the plan to for up to three days after the hearing.

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