City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden

Bloomberg suspends height restrictions on buildings following new flood elevation standards
News Queens Courier Staff 2/01/2013 at 11:43AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed an executive order ordering to suspend height restrictions on buildings so they can meet new flood elevation standards following Sandy. “We are beginning the process of updating our building code and zoning regulations so that new construction meets standards that reflect the best available data about flood [...]