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Community groups have been pressing the de Blasio administration to initiate a rezoning of both Chinatown and the Lower East Side based on their vision. In September 2016, the de Blasio administration announced it would launch a planning process that could lead to a rezoning of just Chinatown.

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New Head of Zoning Subcommittee Stresses Balanced Growth, Deep Affordability

Councilmember Francisco Moya, the new chair of the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, says his land use priorities are rooted in his Queens upbringing.

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New Council Land-Use Chair Says Belief in Mixed Income and ‘Fair Share’ Will Shape His Tenure

Rafael Salamanca, Jr., is one of the most junior members of the New York City Council but has secured one of the most powerful posts on the body: head of the Land-Use Committee that will oversee consideration of Mayor de Blasio’s neighborhood rezonings.

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Panel: City’s Community Planning Process in Need of Major Overhaul

A report, produced by over 40 organizations, elaborates on critiques of the de Blasio administration’s neighborhood rezoning efforts and proposes a set of citywide reforms.

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Local Electeds’ Bid to Require Public Review for LES Towers Is Officially Submitted, Will Be Expedited

Chin and Brewer’s application will move right to “technical review” thanks to a new law exempting officials from the pre-application process.

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