Tuesday, April 18, 2006

125th Street/River-to-River

125th Street/River-to-River Overview

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Upcoming Meeting:
125th Street Preliminary Zoning FrameworkThe Department of City Planning together with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the NYC Economic Development Corporation invite you to attend the next Advisory Committee Meeting focusing on a preliminary zoning framework for 125th Street.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 20067:00-9:00 PM
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
163 W 125th Street
(between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and Lenox Ave/Malcolm X Blvd)
Art Gallery, 2nd Floor

Based on input from public meetings held in 2005, the City has developed a preliminary zoning framework for 125th Street. This meeting will focus on urban design issues, including density, height, bulk and use.

For more information please email Edwin Marshall at the Department of City Planning: emarsha@planning.nyc.gov

This website contains background information on past meetings; we encourage you to review it.

In response to recent and anticipated development activity in Harlem, the Department of City Planning has initiated the 125th Street/River-to-River Study to generate a development framework for the entire 125th Street corridor between the Harlem and Hudson Rivers. 125th Street, alternatively known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, boasts a unique character and many distinct assets upon which to build. It offers a multitude of cultural, religious and institutional resources, many of which have historic importance for the Harlem community. It is well-served by public transportation, providing both local and regional service. And the recent reactivation of the Hudson and Harlem River waterfronts highlights the corridor's potential for additional amenities. This is a pivotal time for leveraging the public and private investments and initiatives to continue the rejuvenation of Harlem's "Main Street�.

The study's Advisory Committee � a diverse group of over 100 individuals representing elected officials, developers, local civic groups and cultural institutions, and community boards 9,10 and 11 � met initially in December 2003. In response to the broad range of concerns expressed by participants about the future of 125th Street, Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff formed the 125th Street/River-to-River Interagency Working Group. In addition to City Planning (DCP), the team consists of representatives from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and several other city agencies including the Departments of Cultural Affairs, Transportation, Small Business Services, and Housing Preservation and Development. The team will work together with the Advisory Committee to identify solutions for issues raised during the planning process.

Because public outreach and involvement are critical to the study, a series of meetings with the Advisory Committee and the general public has begun and will continue during the course of the study. The objective is to have a meaningful dialogue with the people who will be most affected by the changes and opportunities ahead for 125th Street, its development, transportation, culture, environment, urban design and waterfront. On April 28th, 2004, our second Advisory Committee meeting, that dialogue began. Ultimately, the planning process will generate a comprehensive development framework for 125th Street.

Advisory Committee Presentations: Summaries of the presentations and the committee�s comments at the meetings held to date.

Upcoming Events: Find out what�s happening next in the study.

Contact Us: Please use our form to send us your thoughts or questions about 125th Street.

View a summary of the Advisory Committee comments from the Kick-Off meeting.

View the Preliminary Opportunities presentation (3.1 mb)
View a summary of the Advisory Committee comments from the Preliminary Opportunities meeting.

View the Streetscape presentation (1.8 mb).
View a summary of the Advisory Committee comments from the Streetscape meeting.
View the 125th Streetscape questionnaire.

View the Zoning Presentation (2.4 mb).
View the Zoning Summary Notes

View the Transportation Presentation (3.3 mb).
Read the Summary Notes of the Transportation Meeting

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