Changing New York City’s Industrial Zoning? Good Luck.

January 25, 2022 – Media Mention
Commercial Observer

Chair of Herrick's Land Use & Zoning Group, Mitchell Korbey, was quoted in the Commercial Observer discussing the state of manufacturing zones in New York City as the need for affordable housing, delivery e-commerce services and their warehouses continues to rise. Like his predecessors, Mayor Adams will almost certainly be confronted with new zoning proposals in industrial neighborhoods to meet the changing needs of the City.

Parallels are drawn to what was done in both Gowanus and the SoHo/NoHo rezonings under former Mayor Bill de Blasio. The article states, "Other neighborhoods with swaths of industrial space could be in line for updates. Parts of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District and Madison Square Park and Long Island City, Queens, contain manufacturing zones close to mixed-use developments."

Mitch weighs in here and is quoted as saying, "There are appropriate areas for manufacturing... but there are neighborhoods that continue to be zoned for manufacturing that have little to no industrial activity. We need to consider their growth and build affordable housing, and a way to do that is to consider rezoning."

Read the full article on Commercial Observer. Access may require a subscription.