City Planning rejects pleas to force ULURP on Two Bridges projects

Three projects planned for Two Bridges have narrowly dodged a lengthy land use procedure. The Department of City Planning rejected a request to require three massive towers to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), which would have required the projects to get approval from the community board, the borough president and the […]

Revised state law would clear the way for bigger resi buildings

New York City may soon see another surge in supertall skyscrapers. The city is pushing for changes to a state law that would allow developers to nearly double the maximum square footage permitted in new residential developments. Two new bills propose to revise zoning rules that currently limit the size of the city’s residential buildings, Crain’s reported. Mayor […]

City Planning OKs Moskovits’ 25 Kent special permit but cans Williamsburg rezoning proposal

Rendering of 25 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg (credit: Heritage Equity Partners) (inset: Toby Moskovits) The City Planning Commission blessed developers Toby Moskovits and Rubenstein Partners’ bid for a special permit enabling their planned 400,000-square-foot Williamsburg Generator office complex – but scrapped a rezoning plan that would have facilitated similar office developments in the neighborhood. Moskovits’ […]