Mayor de Blasio Announces Zoning Changes to Create More Vibrant, Equitable City

By , Senior Advisor
Capalino real estate team is tracking Mayor de Blasio's zoning changes for covid-19 business recovery

This week, Mayor de Blasio announced a set of new citywide zoning actions designed to support New York’s recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. These proposals seek to incentivize the creation of green grocery stores in communities facing barriers to food access; improve accessibility to transit stations; remove bureaucratic hurdles to establishing and opening community gyms and other health facilities; and ensure the zoning code is not a barrier to supporting small businesses in the Open Restaurants program. Each proposal has citywide implications, benefitting a wide array of communities across all five boroughs.

These changes will each start public review this spring and remain on track to be adopted by the end of this year.

Read the full press release here.

Capalino’s Real Estate team is closely following these changes.  If you have any questions or would like guidance on how these amendments may affect your property or business, contact Richard Barth, Group Leader, at

Richard Barth

About the Author

Richard Barth

Richard is a Senior Advisor for Capalino’s real estate group. As the former Executive Director of the New York City Planning Department, Richard has more than 30 years of experience in land use planning, public policy, and community development.

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