Harlem Height Limits
The City is working to revise building height limits in the controversial 125th Street Rezoning. The proposal seeks to reduce heights permitted along the commercial corridor from the 290′ permitted in certain areas in the recent rezoning down to 195′.
“The follow-up text amendment application includes a zoning text amendment that would reduce the allowed maximum building height and allowed density in the C4-7 district within the Core Subdistrict of the Special 125th Street District. The follow-up application responds to concerns expressed by the community and elected officials throughout the 125th Street Rezoning public review process regarding the allowed maximum height of buildings in this portion of the corridor.”
125th Street Rezoning Follow-Up [NYC DCP]
There are also studies underway for a ‘contextual’ rezoning of the areas of West Harlem left out of the Manhattanville and 125th Street rezonings. These are likely to ‘downzone’ areas of historic and intact built character to provide for height limits while providing opportunity for new development along transit corridors and wide streets and/or large underutilized/vacant sites.