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SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Moves into Public Review

The SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan will advance into the city’s public land use review process, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The proposal intends to offer greater flexibility for ground-floor use by businesses and arts and cultural organizations, while incentivizing creation of new permanently affordable homes.

The changes would cover an area generally bounded by Canal Street to the south, Houston Street and Astor Place to the north, Lafayette Street and the Bowery to the east, and Sixth Avenue and West Broadway to the west. The area’s current zoning districts date to the early 1970s.

“New York City has changed a lot in the last 50 years, and SoHo and NoHo have changed with it,” said de Blasio. “Thoughtful, progressive zoning changes will pave the way for the next 50 years of growth – while making two iconic neighborhoods more accessible than ever, and helping us rebuild a fairer and better city.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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