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District 38

Alexa Avilés

Gowanus-Red Hook, Park Slope, South Slope, Sunset Park (West), Sunset Park (Central), Green-Wood Cemetery, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Borough Park (West)

NOTE: This is a public awareness document and does not constitute an endorsement of any of the text amendments included in City of Yes.

The Mayor’s City of Yes initiative seeks to amend zoning regulations to promote sustainability, support small business, and create affordable housing across the five boroughs.

Each proposal goes through rounds of citywide public information sessions, followed by Community Board hearings and Board votes, then a City Planning Commission (CPC) hearing and vote, with the final phase of Council debate and a City Council vote.


STATUS: Passed by City Council on December 6th 2023

The first text amendment began public review in April 2023 and was adopted by the City Council in December of that year. City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality aims to modernize our city’s zoning regulations to support citywide climate goals. Visit the Carbon Neutrality site for more info.


STATUS: Currently awaiting City Council hearing

The second text amendment began review in October 2023. Community Boards and Borough Presidents have offered their recommendations, and the CPC held a public hearing in January. The CPC will vote on it in the coming months, and if approved, the City Council will hold a hearing and vote later this year. Economic Opportunity contains 18 proposals aiming to make zoning easier for businesses, support growth of certain industries, and create business friendly streetscapes. Visit the Economic Opportunity site for more info.

Our office has created an FAQ on Zoning for Economic Opportunity. View it here.


STATUS: Currently in public information phase

The third text amendment aims to create “a little more housing in every neighborhood.” Community Board hearings will begin in the Spring, with the entire process expected to run for 7 months. We anticipate a City Council vote on Housing Opportunity before the end of 2024. Visit the Housing Opportunity site for more info.

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