Protect Bronx Neighborhoods from Overdevelpment

February 10th, 2024 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability

Protect Bronx Neighborhoods from Overdevelopment Coalition

Our goal is to stop the City of Yes Mess Zoning Text Changes from going forward and destroying our residential and commercial neighborhood character

The Mayor is proposing zoning changes that will increase density, affect community character, exacerbate flooding, reduce parking, and more.  The City of Yes Mess started in 2022 when the mayor formed the Get Stuff Built committee, consisting of 25 NYC agencies under mayoral jurisdiction — but not the Office of Emergency Management. This was joined by a 75-person stakeholder group comprised of the leaders from real estate industry, contractors, bankers, and more  — but no public, public leaders, or any public participation.

Known as the Building & Land Use Approval Streamlining Taskforce (BLAST), they created 111 concrete actions to change our zoning. The sustainability part already passed all approvals, despite its lack of the existing carbon base to measure the “goal” of neutrality. Other proposals have passed as well, that is — individual proposal to remove public participation in environmental review SEQRA (Green Fast Track for Housing) and ULURP (Casinos).  Read below about what is coming next on Economic and Housing zoning changes.

  • Started by the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and the Broadway Community Alliance in November 2023, we now have groups from all parts of the Bronx in this coalition.
  • Protect Bronx Neighborhoods from Overdevelopment held a virtual INFO SESSION with Paul Graciano, an experienced Land Use Planner, on 2023 November 30.  The YouTube (starts at 3:11 min). 
  • See our membership list in formation: Coalition List 02232024 web
To join our Coalition, hover your smart phone camera over the QR code, click the yellow highlighted below or click on  this link.

City of Yes for Economic Opportunity

City of Yes for Housing Opportunity

IN THE NEWS Bronxites City of Yes Mess

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