Preservation Issues

Conservancy Staff to Participate in SoHo/NoHo Advisory Group

January 2019

The Conservancy was asked to participate in a SoHo/NoHo Advisory Group to examine existing land use and zoning, promote public discussion of neighborhood priorities, and recommend zoning changes to reflect these thriving residential and commercial neighborhoods. The current, 48-year old manufacturing zoning does not reflect how the districts are used today.

The Group was formed by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Margaret Chin and the Department of City Planning. It includes a variety of stakeholders ranging from Community Board 2, to the NYC Loft Tenant’s Association, the Broadway Residents Coalition and the Real Estate Board of New York.

Historic Districts cover much of both neighborhoods. The Conservancy will seek to ensure that landmarks are protected and that any opportunities for new development respect the neighborhood’s character and unique sense of place.

Borough President Brewer, Council Member Chin, and Department of City Planning Director Marisa Lago are hosting an open house next week to launch the SoHo/NoHo community engagement process. Attendees will be welcomed to provide input on their experiences of living, working, creating, and visiting in SoHo and NoHo.

SoHo Zoning Guidebook