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Sunnyside/Woodside Zoning Maps are Available

Jimmy Van Bramer’s office kindly provided readers of this news-site with a copy of the latest version of the proposed zoning plans. They are dated May 19, 2010. It is worth noting that the New York City Department of Planning does not post these plans online.

The zoning maps can be accessed by clicking  on the following PDF link: Sunnyside-Woodside Preliminary Rezoning Proposal

Alternatively, they can be viewed by clicking on the following (note: the PDF link above is a better version):

Sunnyside_woodside– rezoning maps

The maps are complex and there are a number of definitions that accompany them. A glossary of terms can be accessed at:


Local resident, Angus Grieve-Smith went to city planning and uploaded a version on the following website. They are in color and are much easier to read. However, they are dated at the end of February. I’m unsure whether they have changed at all since then.

As for the steps that are required before the zoning plan goes into effect, Van Bramer’s office said that this will be explained in detail at the May 26  meeting.

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Angus Grieve-Smith

Thanks to you and to Jimmy’s staff for posting the latest proposal! Here is my analysis of the differences.

The main differences have to do with commercial zoning along Greenpoint and Roosevelt Avenues. They decrease the allowed height of the buildings (which I am taking a mostly neutral stance on), and decrease the parking requirement between 41st and 44th Streets. From a parking point of view, it’s a good change.



thanks for posting this. residents need to pay attention to this proposal, as it is the city’s MO to jam as many condos and people in the western queens neighborhoods. there are valid concerns over this including the impact it will have on infrastructure such as our schools, subway and parking.

unfortunately, you can’t trust the city to rezone the area in a way that doesn’t hurt the quality of life. one of the great things about sunnyside is that it’s a little less crowded than other areas of the city, and I would hate to lose that if boulevard becomes lined w. 12 story buildings.



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