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Plan to Dramatically Redraw East Harlem Unveiled by City

(DNAINFO)  Dartunorro Clark | November 8, 2016 — The plan calls for high-density commercial areas as well as buildings as tall as 35 stories.

A plan to dramatically redraw East Harlem has been put forward by the city.

The proposals would rezone a swath of the neighborhood between East 104th and 132nd streets from Park to Second avenues, and between East 126th and 132nd streets between Madison and Fifth avenues.

The city’s draft that was presented to Community Board 11 Tuesday evening suggests allowing for high-density in residential and commercial areas with new buildings as high as 35 stories. There would also be better pedestrian access, public space and transit infrastructure.

Some areas, such as Madison Avenue, would have limited rezoning to preserve their character, with building there limited to eight stories.

Source: Plan to Dramatically Redraw East Harlem Unveiled by City – East Harlem – DNAinfo New York