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Bartlett Dairy CEQR and ULURP

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 redevelopment of the JFK North Site with responses due in May 2016. BFJ Planning assisted Bartlett Dairy in preparing a response to the RFEI and is currently leading the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) process. 

CIVITAS C1-9X Zoning Analysis

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 a new zoning designation, C1-9X, be implemented on York, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Avenues within Community District 8.

This new designation would create a new height limit of 400 feet, preventing additional “supertalls” along the avenues. Additionally, C1-9X would require setbacks set between 65 and 80 feet in Quality Housing developments, much more in line with existing construction in the neighborhood. 

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 that will allow for infill development of multifamily housing and supporting retail in underutilized portions of Melville. The aim is to ensure the area’s competitiveness by recognizing that the traditional suburban mentality of separating office and residential uses is not consistent with today’s employment patterns. The MEC Plan is under review for potential adoption by the Huntington Town Board.

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