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City of Newburgh Locally Adopts LWRP!

| July 10, 2017

After a multi-year planning process, the City of Newburgh on July 10, 2017, locally adopted a comprehensive update to its 2001 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The LWRP strengthens the City’s role in protecting and managing its valuable water and waterfront resources. This update, prepared by BFJ Planning, incorporates a harbor...

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City of Beacon Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Changes | April 3, 2017

BFJ recently completed an update to the City of Beacon’s Comprehensive Plan, which included a special focus on the Hudson River waterfront and train station area. The Plan’s approach to this key area was to preserve Beacon’s waterfront, leverage the train station for future development opportunities, and better connect the...

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Village of Nyack Receives Award from the New York Planning Federation

Plan Nyack: Blueprint for the Future | March 27, 2017

The Village of Nyack is the recipient of the NY Planning Federation’s Award for planning for Plan Nyack: Blueprint for the Future, the Village’s 2016 update of its Comprehensive Plan. This award is a recognition of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan as a...

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Village of Pleasantville Adopts Comprehensive Plan

Pleasantville Comprehensive Plan |January 9, 2017 | January 9, 2017

BFJ Planning was retained by the Village of Pleasantville to update its Master Plan, with a primary focus on the Central Business District. The Village was interested in building on the economic development potential of key downtown assets such as its Metro-North train station, the Jacob Burns Film Center and municipally owned land, while...

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Greater JFK IBID into Law

Creation of the Greater JFK Industrial Business Improvement District |November 16, 2016 | November 16, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation authorizing the creation of the Greater JFK Industrial Business Improvement District (BID) in Southeast Queens. The formation of this new BID aims to bolster the economic competitiveness of John F. Kennedy International Airport and the air cargo industry that is vital to the airport’s attractiveness....

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NYCEDC Selects Bartlett Dairy to Develop JFK North Site

Bartlett Dairy CEQR and ULURP |October 11, 2016 | October 11, 2016

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the selection of Bartlett Dairy, a family-run local business, to develop a 56,000 square foot distribution and manufacturing center on JFK North Site, one of the largest city-owned manufacturing zoned properties. NYCEDC issued an RFEI in February 2015 seeking proposals for...

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CIVITAS Proposes New C1-9X Zoning District for Upper East Side

CIVITAS C1-9X Zoning Analysis |October 2016 | October 1, 2016

Following hot on the heels of CIVITAS’s recommendations for ZQA and MIH, and in light of increased development of “supertall” towers within the Upper East Side, CIVITAS and consultant BFJ Planning have studied the possibility of a new, contextual zoning designation for Upper East Side avenues. The resulting report recommends that...

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Melville land-use and transportation study | June 24, 2016

BFJ Planning recently completed a land-use and transportation study for Huntington, New York’s Melville area, the key corporate center of Long Island. The Melville Employment Center (MEC) Plan, completed with Parsons Brinckerhoff and BFJ affiliate Urbanomics, calls for new zoning...

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Community Workshops | June 14, 2016

BFJ Planning hosted the fourth of a series of community workshops on June 14 in Greenwich, Connecticut as part of its work on the Glenville-Pemberwick Neighborhood Plan. The project, which covers two neighborhoods along the Byram River in...

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Public Workshop | May 20, 2016

BFJ Planning is conducting a study on Greenwich’s R-6 zoning district, the Town’s smallest-lot residential zone. Over the years, the zoning district has faced challenges balancing the...

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