Department of City Planning

Ozone Park rezoning plans on the table
South Maggie Hayes 9/17/2013 at 3:38PM

The map in Ozone Park could soon be changing to allow the community to welcome new development and reinforce its “residential character.” The Department of City Planning (DCP) proposed a rezoning of the neighborhood in response to the community’s concerns that the existing zoning doesn’t “closely reflect established building patters,” according to the DCP. Community [...]

More bike lanes coming to western Queens
More bike lanes coming to western Queens
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/04/2013 at 4:31PM

The wheels are turning in the right direction for one community’s push to get more bike lanes. At a recent Community Board (CB5) Transportation Committee meeting, the Department of City Planning (DCP) revealed a list of streets that could have bike lanes in place by early 2014. The DCP is looking to add six potential [...]

Borough President Marshall OKs Willets West
Borough President Marshall OKs Willets West
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/10/2013 at 3:26PM

Borough President Helen Marshall approved a special permit that would pave the way for a mega mall near Citi Field. Marshall gave developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies the thumbs up on July 2 to move parking for Citi Field to Willets Point. The joint venture ultimately needed the permit to construct a 1.4 million-square-foot [...]

Community boards OK rezoning for East Elmhurst, Corona
Community boards OK rezoning for East Elmhurst, Corona
West Angy Altamirano 6/28/2013 at 12:44PM

Proposed rezoning of parts of East Elmhurst and Corona seems to be on track, with approvals from both Community Boards (CB) 3 and 4. The Department of City Planning received the go-ahead from the boards — a first step since Commissioner Amanda Burden’s June 3 announcement of the beginning of the official public review process [...]

Department of City Planning approves National Tennis Center expansions
News Terence M. Cullen 5/28/2013 at 6:13PM

The Department of City Planning approved expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Wednesday, May 22, pushing the project another step toward a final green light. U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) officials want to expand the center’s campus in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park by 0.68 acres, build a new stadium and make renovations. The [...]

Western Queens to get more bike lanes
Western Queens to get more bike lanes
Southwest Maggie Hayes 5/15/2013 at 11:51AM

Make way for the cyclists. Residents and members of Community Board (CB) 5 have been brainstorming where to install bike lanes. The Department of City Planning (DCP) met with CB 5 and residents of the neighborhood on Saturday, May 11. “A lot of western Queens is tough for bike routes, but we’re going to try [...]

Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 6:36PM

Redevelopment of Willets Point will now go through a rigorous review process after its study was approved by the Department of City Planning (DCP). The plan, approved by DCP on Monday, March 18, will first go to Community Board 7, which includes Willets Point, for an advisory vote. Borough President Helen Marshall will then get [...]