The City Council unanimously passed a rezoning plan yesterday that limits the spread of high-rise buildings along 51 blocks on the Upper West Side, an area that officials say has undergone a significant increase in development.
The plan is intended to preserve the physical character of the community.
Council Approves Plan to Limit High-Rises on Upper West Side
The plan was prompted by the construction of 37- and 31-story condominium towers along Broadway near 99th Street by the Extell Development Company, said Councilwoman Melinda R. Katz, a Queens Democrat and chairwoman of the Council’s Land Use Committee.
“That basically galvanized the community to make sure” the area wasn’t overrun by large-scale development, she said.
Meanwhile, Katz couldn't care less that part of her own district hasn't been downzoned, even after waiting years longer than this Manhattan rezoning. Shows you where her term-limited priorities are.
Pictured: Katz and a Queens developer. Any Queens developer.