Residential FAR Cap in NYC/Supersizing NYC Buildings

Village Preservation has been a leader in opposing the effort to remove the current State cap on the size of residential buildings in New York City, which is being advocated by real estate interests and Mayor de Blasio, and to eliminate loopholes and other abuses of zoning regulations which produce taller and larger buildings than current rules were intended to allow.

The current state cap has allowed residential buildings up to 1,500 feet in height to be built, yet those advocating for it to be lifted want even the existing limits removed. Removing the State cap would allow the Mayor and real estate interests to rezone neighborhoods throughout New York City to dramatically higher densities, which they have indicated they would like to do. The current cap has still allowed the largest boom in residential construction in New York City in generations.

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