Residential FAR Cap in NYC/Supersizing NYC Buildings

Tell State Officials

Keep the plan for supersizing NYC development out of the final New York State budget

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, 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.

Updates

  • June 2, 2022

    URGENT ALERT: Mayor Announces Plans To Change Zoning + Development Rules in Neighborhoods

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  • April 7, 2022

    Plan to Lift Limit on Size of Residential Development in NYC Is Rejected, Fails to Win Approval in State Budget!

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  • March 28, 2022

    State Decision on Allowing Supersized Development Throughout NYC This Week

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  • March 17, 2022

    Assembly and Senate Reject Supersize Proposal, But Final Budget Battle Not Yet Over

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  • March 10, 2022

    Verdict on Hochul Plan to Lift Residential Development Size Cap Expected Soon — WRITE TODAY!

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  • February 7, 2022

    URGENT: Hochul Plan to Lift Residential Density Limit in NYC Advances to State Budget; Write Legislators in Opposition TODAY!

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  • January 25, 2022

    Opposing Gov. Hochul’s Proposal to Allow Supersized Development in NYC Neighborhoods

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  • May 17, 2019

    City Leaves Mechanical Void Loophole for Supertalls Wide Open, So State May Act

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  • April 15, 2019

    City Votes to Expand Loophole For ‘Voids’ in Supertalls

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  • March 26, 2019

    Upper West Side Supertall Suffers Court Defeat, With Broader Implications

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  • March 14, 2019

    Pushing for Real Action Against Zoning Loopholes for Supertalls

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  • March 6, 2019

    City’s Plan to Halt Zoning Abuse for Supertalls in Residential Neighborhoods is Full of Loopholes – Demand Better

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  • February 11, 2019

    Hearing Wed. on City Proposal to Limit Voids in High-Rises

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  • June 21, 2018

    VICTORY! State Legislative Session Ends Without Repeal of Cap on NYC Residential Building Sizes No ‘Supersizing’ this Year

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  • June 4, 2018

    Last Minute Push in Albany to Allow Supersized Buildings in Residential NYC Neighborhoods

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  • May 24, 2018

    Push in Albany Continues to Allow Supersized Buildings in NYC, But We Win An Important Ally

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  • May 14, 2018

    State Legislature Tries to Supersize NYC Buildings AGAIN – Help Stop It

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  • May 14, 2018

    State Legislature Tries to Supersize NYC Buildings AGAIN – Help Stop It

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  • May 14, 2018

    Push in Albany Continues to Allow Supersized Buildings in NYC, But We Win An Important Ally

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  • April 26, 2018

    Village Preservation Op-Ed: Mayor and Big Real Estate’s Plan to Supersize Buildings is Bad for NYC

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  • April 26, 2018

    Village Preservation Op-Ed: Mayor and Big Real Estate’s Plan to Supersize Buildings is Bad for NYC

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  • March 28, 2018

    Plan to Allow Supersized NYC Buildings Falters in State Legislature, But Not Dead Yet

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  • March 20, 2018

    State Seeks to Lift Cap on Size of Residential Buildings in NYC

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