Richard Barth joins Capalino+Company as Executive Vice President for Land Use and Housing Strategies where he is responsible for guiding housing and development projects from conception through all approvals.
Richard is the former Executive Director of the New York City Planning Department where he served for 12 years after serving as Director of the Department’s Manhattan Office for eight years. He oversaw the preparation and implementation of innovative rezonings and comprehensive plans that opened neglected waterfront and other areas to new investment. He managed major initiatives to promote economic development, new housing opportunities, and neighborhood open space, revitalization and preservation.
Some of his major achievements include guiding the creation of the Hudson Yards District on Manhattan’s West Side, the Special Lower Manhattan District, the Greenpoint/Williamsburg Rezoning to reconnect the neighborhoods to the waterfront and to promote mixed-income housing, and comprehensive amendments to the Theater Subdistrict to strengthen the Broadway theater industry. He was also instrumental in facilitating significant office, residential, cultural, community facility, retail and open space projects throughout the city.