Events And Opportunities

Zoning to Scale: Considering Neighborhood Character

“Zoning to Scale: Considering Neighborhood Character”
Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York
Presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society.
Conceived by Department of City Planning in the 1980s, contextual zoning allows the City to regulate the height, bulk, setback, and street frontage of new buildings as a way to preserve neighborhood character. How effective has contextual zoning been in encouraging residential and commercial development that fits in with the scale and character of existing buildings? Are there ways this tool can be improved to adapt to the city’s current housing needs and inherent development pressures? Join us to discuss the impact of contextual zoning on some of New York’s most iconic neighborhoods. To view all of the programs in conjunction with Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016, click here. 
• Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director, Historic Districts Council 
• Richard Barth, Executive Vice President for Land Use and Housing Strategies, Capalino+Company
• Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President 
• Marcie Kesner, Planning and Development Specialist, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
• Ron Shiffman, Professor, Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
1.5 LU AIA CES credits will be offered for attending this event.  
Register online at | Use code ZONE for $10 tickets (regularly $20)
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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