Responsible planning and zoning are key to a well-functioning city. New York’s zoning code, established in 1961, serves as the legal instrument by which development and land use is regulated. Generally, areas are categorized as residential, commercial or manufacturing. Because CB5 was carved out specifically as the central business district, most of the district is comprised of commercial and manufacturing zones. CB5’s Land Use, Housing & Zoning (LUHZ) committee examines issues related to changes in the zoning code and how land is used in the district. For example, the LUHZ committee and CB5 as a whole played large roles in the recently-enacted East Midtown rezoning, which unlocked the sale of air rights in East Midtown to incentivize developers to build and renovate Class A office space.
All Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) applications are referred to the LUHZ committee. ULURP is an intensive, timed public process that gives the community the opportunity to weigh in on certain zoning changes. Community boards have a mandated role early in the process and take the first stab at shaping the proposal at hand, giving the LUHZ committee an important responsibility. The LUHZ committee also reviews zoning special permit applications.
Generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of month at 6pm. Meeting time and location subject to change. Please refer to our calendar.
You can find a record CB5's virtual Land Use, Housing & Zoning Committee meetings on Youtube.
You can find CB5's Policy on Public Notification here.
Manhattan Community Board Five resolution regarding Funding for Penn Station.
Fogo De Chao, a restaurant at 31 West 52nd Street, between 5th-6th avenue, to renew a three-year permit to operate an open-air café as a permitted obstruction within an existing plaza on the property.
1345 Avenue of the Americas, located at 1345 Avenue of the Americas between 54-55th streets. Modification of special permit for Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS). Re-certification and expansion of outdoor café seating.
1185 Broadway, an application to allow an open air café within an existing plaza at West 28th Street and Broadway
Proposed Text Amendment to Provide Access to Public Bathrooms in Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS).